CONCORD -- A 52-year-old homeless man remained in extremely critical condition at a hospital Monday morning after he was hit while jaywalking across one of Concord's busiest streets Sunday night.
Police said Mitch Carscadden, who lives in a homeless encampment off Clayton Road, was trying to cross that street near the Bailey Road at 6:15 p.m. on Sunday when he was struck by Chevy Cobalt traveling east. Carscadden was not in a crosswalk as he moved north across the street, police said.
Carscadden suffered life-threatening injuries in the collision and was taken to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, police said. Police closed Clayton Road for more than an hour after the collision.
The driver of the Chevy was tested to see if he was driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, but those do not appear to be factors in the collision, police said.
Anyone with additional information for police as they continue to investigate is asked to call Concord police Officer Scott Delbo at 925-671-3311.
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