Dad helping ducklings cross street killed by teen driver

Man helping ducklings cross street moments before he’s struck by teen driver (KCRA screenshot)

A 17-year-old driver struck and killed a father in California last week who had pulled over to help a brood of ducklings cross the street at a busy intersection while his own children watched from the car. No arrests have been made since the fatal collision, but law enforcement authorities confirmed that the accident is currently under investigation and the driver is cooperating.

The identities of both the driver and the victim have not been disclosed by authorities.

According to a press release from the Rocklin Police Department, the incident took place on May 18 at about 8:15 p.m. when the man parked his vehicle at the intersection of Park Drive and Stanford Ranch Boulevard.

“The man was reportedly trying to help some ducklings that were in the intersection. As the man was in the intersection, a teenage driver was headed eastbound on Stanford Ranch Boulevard. This juvenile driver struck the pedestrian who was in the roadway,” the release states. “The driver remained at the scene of the collision. Emergency first responders arrived to assist, however the man died at the scene.”

The RPD Major Accident Investigation Team was activated and responded to the scene of the collision, which remained closed for several hours. The department is urging anyone with information relevant to the investigation to contact detectives.

Several witnesses were at the scene and watched the tragic ordeal unfold. A 12-year-old boy named William Wimsatt, who witnessed the accident up close, spoke to Sacramento ABC affiliate KCRA-TV with the permission of his mother.

Dad helping ducklings cross street killed by teen driver

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