53 year old Danville resident Diana Gregory was hospitalized in critical condition after being struck by a man suspected to be driving under the influence on the intersection of Camino Tassajara and Tassajara Drive.
The man, identified as 50 year old Samuel Herrick, another Danville resident, had been traveling east on Camino Tassajara when he struck Gregory. Herrick stopped his vehicle after striking her. Passing cars stopped and turned their flashers on until police arrived.
Debbie Magliano, one of the first people to witness the victim after the accident, observed that Gregory had been lying in the roadway unmoving, with her limbs bent into unnatural positions.
The accident took place at about 8:45p.m. on the evening of the 20th, and shut down the two eastbound lanes of Camino Tassajara until 2:00a.m. Drivers were turned to Crow Canyon road as an alternate route.
Herrick was arrested under suspicion of driving under the influence and subsequently causing injury, and was taken to the county jail in Martinez. Bail was set at $50,000, and was posted by Herrick.
Gregory was transported to the John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, where she remains in critical condition.
(Source: Contra Costa Times)