According to the Belmont Police Department, at approximately 8:50 a.m. today, a 69-year-old San Mateo man and his dog were struck by a 2001 Dodge pick-up truck driven by a 58-year-old Belmont resident at the intersection of Middle Rd. and Notre Dame Ave.
The driver was turning from southbound Notre Dame Ave. onto eastbound Middle Rd.
The pedestrian was treated at the scene by Belmont Fire Department paramedics and transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The man’s dog, a female pit-bull mix, was transported by family members to an area veterinary hospital where it later succumbed to its injuries.
The pedestrian and his dog were in a marked crosswalk when they were struck. While the cause of the collision is still under investigation, speed does not appear to be a factor.
The Belmont Police Department would like to remind all motorists that it is important to be alert for both pedestrians and bicyclists while on the road.
“This is especially important tonight, as it’s Halloween and numerous children and adults will be out trick-or-treating”, said Belmont Police Chief Don Mattei.
“Daylight savings time ends next week and it will be getting dark earlier in the day, which adds to the reasons to be alert and drive defensively”, Mattei added.