Emeryville police say Michael Carey Smela of Oakley was struck as he was crossing Hollis Street near 53rd Street just after a public meeting ended to discuss building a bridge for pedestrians in the area, according to Ferdinand Suba.
Smela was reportedly not in a crosswalk when he was struck at about 9 p.m., Suba said.
Bukowski stopped and called 911 as soon as he realized he hit somebody, Suba said. It appears he was not speeding, Suba added.
“We are saddened by this tragic death and send our deepest condolences to his family,” Meghan Leader of Novartis said in a prepared statement.