Atherton resident Shahriar Rahimzadeh, 32, died at about 8:40 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, at Stanford Hospital of injuries sustained after being struck by a car earlier that day as he was crossing El Camino Real in Atherton, police said.
Mr. Rahimzadeh had been crossing El Camino Real at Almendral Avenue in Atherton on foot from east to west, Sgt. Sherman Hall told the Almanac.
He was struck in the southbound slow lane by a Volvo S40 driven by a 17-year-old girl from San Carlos. The driver's name is not being released because she is a minor.
Mr. Rahimzadeh was a 2001 graduate of Menlo-Atherton High School.
Atherton police and Menlo Park Fire Protection District crews responded to the accident. Southbound El Camino Real lanes were closed from 5th Street and northbound lanes were been reduced to one lane of travel.
There was "significant damage" to the Volvo, Sgt. Hall said.
Police are investigating. "We're looking at the speed and that kind of stuff," Sgt. Hall said. "So far, we're not able to place (Mr. Rahimzadeh) in the crosswalk."
Mr. Rahimzadeh was struck hard enough to be thrown some distance from the site of the collision, Sgt. Hall said.
Police waited until the driver's parents were on the scene before interviewing her, and she was "absolutely cooperative" with police, Sgt. Hall said.