WALNUT CREEK -- An elderly man crossing one of the city's busiest roads was hit by a car Monday morning and rushed to a hospital, police said.

The collision happened around 10:47 a.m. as the man walked on N. California Boulevard and was crossing a street at a split between Ygnacio Valley Road and Pringle Avenue, Walnut Creek police Lt. Lanny Edwards said. A man believed by police to be in his 30s was driving a Chevy Camaro that hit the man. That driver stopped and was cooperating with police, he said.

The pedestrian "was not responding well" after rescue crews arrived and was taken by ambulance to John Muir Medical Center about 1 1/2 miles away, Edwards said. Police did not specify how old the man was but estimated he was around 70 and described him as "elderly.

Police closed the northbound lanes of N. California Boulevard for the investigation and advised motorists to avoid the area.

Check back for updates.

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