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Injury Accident Closes Portion of Harding Blvd.

Pedestrian transported to local hospital with life threatening injuries.

A man in his 40s sustained life-threatening injuries after being hit by a car while crossing Harding Boulevard between Estates Drive and Lead Hill Boulevard at 5:57 p.m. Thursday, Roseville police officials are reporting.  

Police closed the portion of the road in both directions to investigate the scene of the accident. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and to take alternative routes.

The victim was transported by ambulance to Sutter Roseville Medical Center. 

The southbound driver of a Toyota Prius is believed to have struck the pedestrian, on the 200 block of Harding Blvd., who police report was not using a crosswalk at the time of the accident.  

The man crossed the road in the midblock area during dark and rainy conditions, according to Dee Dee Gunther, police spokesperson. It is not known yet how fast the driver of the Prius was traveling. 

"The driver of the Prius was unable to stop in time, and hit the man," said Gunther in an e-mail.   

Police expect Harding Boulevard to remain closed for some time while members of Roseville Police’s major accident investigation team examine the scene. 

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Connie Vagg November 30, 2012 at 05:54 PM
Some type of 'safety' measures must be taken. On one side of that Harding in the area of concen, we have a busy gas station, Delicia's, 232 dwellings in Roseville Greens, probably similar number in Shadow Brook, and across the street Claim Jumper, DMV, Antique Trove, strip malls, gas station, and office buildings, etc), people can't calculate the speed of the oncoming vehicles, resulting in fatal or near fatal accidents. We either need official cross-walks or stop signs (if not lights). Speeds easily get up to 50 MPH.
HL November 30, 2012 at 10:32 PM
Lets hope you never have a disabled child or other loved one..you might change your tune. What about disabled kids..are they okay to invest in?
Darryl Nelon December 01, 2012 at 01:45 AM
I am thinking that you classify as disabled, by your inability to spell or formulate a coherent sentence ..Throwing stones in a glass house so to speak...and it may very well be too late for you, sir(?). Unless, of course, you are a kid.
Darryl Nelon December 01, 2012 at 01:46 AM
I rest my case.
Nancy December 11, 2012 at 12:50 AM
I walked down Harding recently and did all the right things. I went to the cross walk, waited for the light to turn green and guess what? The car coming off Estates onto Harding turned right in front of me. This guy did not even look to see if there were any pedestrians at the cross walk. Although I had the right of way, I could see that this guy could care less and was going to speed past me. Had I exercised my right to walk across the street I'd most likely be dead right now. People, slow down!

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