Pedestrian killed by car a retired San Mateo man

A 70-year-old man who was hit and killed by a car while walking across an El Camino Real crosswalk was identified Wednesday as Alfonso Pittolo, according to the Santa Clara County Coroner’s Office.

Pittolo, a retired resident of San Mateo, was entering the crosswalk shortly after 7 p.m. Monday on the south side of Chapin Avenue before a woman struck him with her black car. The driver, who police said is from Daly City, was driving in the right lane heading north. She stopped at the scene and was later questioned by police and released.

Burlingame police Cmdr. Brad Floyd wouldn’t reveal on Tuesday whether the driver was speeding or running a red light, or if the victim mistakenly entered the street.

Pittolo died of his injuries at Stanford University Medical Center at 12:54 a.m. Tuesday. The coroner’s office is examining the body and will not release information about the extent of the injuries until officials have completed an autopsy. Results are expected today.

Calls made to Pittolo’s residence were not answered. Juan Gonzalez, a manager at Mollie Stone’s Market, which overlooks the crosswalk, said the victim’s sister dropped Pittolo off at the store with the understanding that he would walk back to her nearby home after shopping. When her brother failed to come home, she returned to the store and eventually discovered what had happened.

Burlingame police requests that any witnesses call (650) 777-4100.

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