On Saturday October 6, 2012 at approximately 5:23 P.M., San Rafael Police Officers responded to Medway Road near the intersection with Canal Street for a vehicle vs. pedestrian collision.
Arriving officers located 83 year old Julio Villalobos unconscious on the roadway next to a white 1997 Ford Econoline van. Life saving measures were immediately initiated. Villalobos was transported to Marin General Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.
The driver of the van remained on scene and called 911 to report the collision. An independent witness was located and interviewed regarding the collision.
The driver fully cooperated with the investigation. Neither alcohol nor any other impairment was present or a factor in this collision.
The van was taken for a thorough inspection and found to be functioning properly.
Based on the statements and ensuing investigation, it was determined that Villalobos had stepped into the path of the van while well outside of the marked crosswalk.
If anyone has further information regarding this case please contact the San Rafael Police Department at (415) 485-3000.