Grass Valley man in critical condition after being hit by car |

Grass Valley man in critical condition after being hit by car

Christopher Rosacker
Staff Writer

A Grass Valley man remains in critical condition Friday after he was hit by a car when crossing an intersection.

Around 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Thomas Shea, 63, was reportedly crossing contrary to a pedestrian signal on Tinloy Street near the Highway 49 ramps when he was struck by a southbound Nissan Infiniti that was proceeding through a green light, according to a Grass Valley Police Department investigation of witnesses.

"The pedestrian crossing had the red "Do not cross" sign illuminated," said Sgt. Steve Johnson.

Shea was subsequently transported by helicopter to Sutter Roseville Hospital and is still listed in critical condition.

Police have no evidence that the driver, Joseph McKenzie, 28, a Grass Valley resident, was operating under the influence of any substances or exceeding posted speed limits. No charges have been filed against McKenzie, Johnson said, because it appears that he was traveling parallel to a vehicle that blocked his view of Shea.

The accident remains under investigation. Anyone who may have information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the Grass Valley Police Department at 530-477-4600.

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