Pedestrian dies after he was hit by two cars on El Camino; one car stops and the other flees

Update, 4 p.m., Dec. 24:Two vehicles hit and killed a man early Sunday morning in San Carlos.

The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office said the collisions happened around 6:57 a.m. on the 1400 block of El Camino Real.

Deputies said the victim was a 69-year-old man from Redwood City.

The first driver was a 27-year-old male from Redwood City, was heading north on El Camino Real when his vehicle struck the man crossing the road.

Paramedics tried reviving the victim, but he died at the scene.

The driver of the first vehicle wasn’t injured and co-operated with law enforcement. Preliminary findings suggest that drugs and alcohol were not contributing factors, as the driver showed no signs of intoxication.

Investigators determined a second vehicle also struck the victim and left the scene.

Police found the second vehicle near Harris Avenue and Adams Street in Redwood City. The driver, 66-year-old Hok Gwan Jong from San Mateo, was arrested on suspicion of felony hit and run and booked into jail.

Anyone with information about the death can contact Deputy G. Ramirez at (650) 802-4277.

Original report, 12:30 p.m., Dec. 24: The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a traffic fatality on El Camino Real and Belmont Avenue in San Carlos.

As of 12:19 p.m. on Sunday, El Camino is closed and there is no timeline on when it will be opened. Traffic is being detoured.