Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a woman who was critically injured when she was hit by a suspected drunken driver in Danville on Monday night. The woman was walking near Camino Tassajara and Tassajara Lane at about 9 p.m. when a driver heading east on Camino Tassajara struck her, police said. The victim was taken to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek with life-threatening injuries.
Police said the driver, 50-year-old Samuel Herrick of Danville, was arrested on suspicion of DUI causing injury and was booked into county jail in Martinez. The victim wasn’t carrying any ID at the time of the collision, and police been unable to identify her. She is described as a white woman in her 50s or early 60s who is roughly 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs about 105 pounds,
Danville police Sgt. Scott Dickerson said. She was wearing khaki shorts and a gray T-shirt at the time of the collision. Dickerson said this morning that police have not received any information about the woman’s identity, nor any missing-person reports, and plan to analyze the victim’s fingerprints in the hopes of learning her name. Anyone with information about the victim’s identity or the collision is asked to call.
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