On 04/12/2022 at 8:25 PM, Chico Police Officers were dispatched to a vehicle vs. pedestrian collision that occurred near the intersection of E 5th Avenue and Spruce Avenue. Officers arrived on scene along with medical personnel. It was determined that a pedestrian on a skateboard had been struck by a vehicle that fled the area. The pedestrian suffered major injuries as a result of being struck by the vehicle and was transported to a local hospital.
A portion of E 5th Avenue remained closed for approximately 3.5 hours while the Chico Police Department MAIT (Major Accident Investigation Team) took over the investigation, which is still ongoing.
Anybody with information related to this collision is asked to please contact the Chico Police Department Traffic unit at 530-897-4970.
Location: E 5th Avenue at Spruce Avenue
Supervisor: Sgt. Ferreira
Lieutenant: Lt. Love