By Bay City News Service
A Rohnert Park man suffered major injuries when he was struck by a car on northbound U.S. Highway 101 this morning, the California Highway Patrol said.
Jonathan White, 32, was a passenger in a Ford Expedition that ran out of gas on southbound Highway 101 at Todd Road in Santa Rosa around 8:30 a.m., CHP Officer Jon Sloat said.
The female driver of the Ford was able to get the vehicle off the highway to Todd Road at Moreland Avenue, Sloat said.
White crossed all lanes of the freeway as he walked to the Rotten Robbie gas station on the east side of the freeway, CHP Sgt. Allan Capurro said.
After getting gas, White tried to cross the traffic lanes to return to the west side of the freeway, but he was struck by a northbound Volkswagen Jetta in the No. 1 lane and thrown into the concrete center median, Capurro said.
The female driver of the Jetta said she could not avoid striking White, Capurro said.
The collision broke both of White's arms and both of his legs, and he also possibly suffered internal injuries, Capurro said.
He was taken to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital where he was in surgery late this afternoon, Capurro said. He is in critical condition, hospital spokeswoman Katy Hillenmeyer said.
Several vehicles stopped and the No. 1 northbound lane was closed for approximately 40 minutes, Sloat said.
The female driver of the Ford and two young children in the vehicle were on the way to Petaluma, Sloat said.
The collision remains under investigation.
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