A Good Samaritan was struck and killed by a vehicle after he stopped to assist the victim of a solo-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 101 in San Mateo early today, according to the CHP.
A blue or green box-shaped SUV struck the victim before leaving the scene, witnesses reported to the CHP. The CHP identified the Good Samaritan only as a 31-year-old man from South San Francisco. As of this writing, the CHP is still trying to locate the vehicle that struck him.
The CHP was first notified about the crash at 1:54 a.m. Callers reported a solo-vehicle collision on the highway just north of 3rd Avenue involving an all-black Scion. When officers arrived, an uninvolved BMW was blocking the No. 1 and No. 2 lanes. Eventually, the CHP determined the Good Samaritan had been driving the BMW and had pulled over and activated its hazard lights to assist at the crash scene. Officers found the Good Samaritan at the collision scene with fatal injuries. Meanwhile, the Scion’s driver was transported to Stanford Hospital for major injuries, the CHP said.
Two other vehicles passing through the area collided with Scion, a Ford and a Mercedes, according to preliminary reports. The CHP reported no injuries to those drivers.
Alcohol and drugs do not appear to be a factor for all drivers located on scene, the CHP said.
The sheriff’s office is encouraging witnesses to call Officer Castro with any information at (650) 369-6261.