Pedestrian hit in Seaside intersection, hospitalized

A 71-year-old Seaside resident was hospitalized after being hit in an intersection.

At around 8:17 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27, Seaside Police officers responded to a report of a pedestrian hit by a vehicle at the intersection of S. Roosevelt and Ave. I.

A statement from the City of Seaside identified the pedestrian as Francis Picard, who was taken to Columbia Memorial Hospital for serious injuries.

The statement said the driver who hit Picard was Lanny Shuler, 68, of Seaside. Driver impairment did not appear to be a contributing factor, according to the statement. Shuler reportedly stopped immediately to help and was said to be cooperating with the investigation.

Picard was walking eastbound and crossing S. Roosevelt (Highway 101) near Seaside Stop & Go. While walking in the northbound lane of travel he was struck by the northbound vehicle.

The statement said contributing factors as to why Picard may have been struck include nighttime, limited visibility and the dark, non-reflective clothing he was reportedly wearing.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Sgt. Nofield of the Seaside Police Department at (503) 738-6311.