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Pedestrian fatally struck by SUV in Lakeside

LAKESIDE, CA – A man was fatally struck Thursday evening while crossing the street, reports NBC San Diego.

A 50-year-old pedestrian was crossing Maplewview Street near Ashwood Street when he was struck by a vehicle. The SUV was driven by a 71-year old man. Instead of driving off the driver of the SUV stopped his vehicle and tried to assist the pedestrian.

Authorities attempted to treat the pedestrian for his injuries but he succumbed to his injuries. Officers do not believe alcohol or drugs were in use by the driver. It is possible the pedestrian was under the influence when he crossed the street.

Officers are investigating the sequence of events that led to the crash and more information will be made available.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Drunk driver hit teenager intentionally

SAN DIEGO, CA – A drunk driver intentionally struck a teenager with his car after purportedly harassing them earlier Friday morning, reported NBC San Diego.

Fernando Chavez Lopez began arguing and harassing Kaleah Smith Friday morning by blowing her kisses and trying to initiate a conversation while she waited outside a convenience store.

Smith explained the situation to her cousins and they came to assist and protect her. Her cousins confronted Lopez and he left after informing them he was just drunk. A while later Smith returned to the Ideal Market with her fiance and cousin to discuss the previous issues with Lopez.

Lopez had followed them back and while they were walking home, he attempted to hit Smith and missed. Lopez made a quick u-turn and struck Smith’s cousin, who damaged the windshield and rolled over the car.

Paramedics were called to the scene and transported Smith’s cousin to the hospital with scrapes, bleeding from the ears, and bruises. Officers arrested Lopez and booked him into jail.

It is unknown if alcohol was the only factor in Lopez’ vendetta against Smith and her cousin. This was their first time encountering Lopez and there was no indication he was mentally unstable, beyond being drunk. Officers are investigating the collision and more information will be provided when it becomes available.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Hit-and-run fatality in Mountain View

SAN DIEGO, CA – An 81-year-old man was killed when a car struck him Tuesday evening, reports NBC 7 San Diego.

The man was crossing Logan Avenue in the crosswalk and was struck by the suspect, who had turned onto Logan from 45th Street. An ambulance was called to the scene and transported the victim to the hospital. The victim was treated for a skull fracture but later died from his injuries. His family was notified but his name has not been released to the public.

The suspected driver fled the scene and a detailed description was not available. Officers are gathering information from the scene and investigating whether there are corroborating descriptions of the driver will lead them to the suspect.

This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be provided as it becomes available.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

UPDATE: Pedestrian injured in Torrey Highlands

SAN DIEGO, CA – A pedestrian was injured when he was hit by a car while running in a crosswalk Saturday, reports Fox 5.

A 62-year-old man was going for a run at around 8:16 a.m. Saturday when he ran into a Honda Civic driven by a 24-year-old man.

The driver had the right of way with a green light at 14200 Carmel Valley Road. The pedestrian tried to cross on the green and ran into the door of the Honda Civic.

An ambulance was called to take the pedestrian to the hospital with major head injuries. Authorities are investigating the incident and more information will be provided as it becomes available.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Pedestrian, 62, severely injured in Torrey Highlands accident

SAN DIEGO, CA – A pedestrian was critically injured this morning in a collision in Torrey Highlands, according to a report by the San Diego Union-Tribune.

The incident happened around 8:15 a.m. on Carmel Valley Road, near Camino Del Sur.

The victim, a 62-year-old man, was attempting to run across the street at a crosswalk when he collided with the door of a Honda Civic driven by an unnamed 24-year-old man.

The victim suffered life-threatening injuries, including major head trauma.

According to the report, the Honda’s driver had a green light when the accident happened.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

El Cajon accident leaves pedestrian hospitalized

EL CAJON, CA – A 50-year-old man was seriously injured when he was struck by a car Thursday evening, reports Times of San Diego.

The El Cajon Police Department was called to the corner of Avocado and Washington Avenues at 11:00 p.m. Thursday. The car struck the pedestrian when it was traveling through the intersection.

It is unknown if the victim was in the marked crosswalk at the time. Officers transported the man to a local hospital with injuries to his head and legs. He is still in critical condition.

This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be given as it becomes available.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Pedestrian injured in hit-and-run

EL CAJON, CA – A pedestrian was found injured on the side of Jamacha Boulevard around 8:45 p.m. Thursday evening, reports California Highway Patrol. 

A good Samaritan saw the man on the ground on the side of the road and called the authorities. An ambulance took the pedestrian to the nearest hospital to be evaluated.

Officers concluded that the man was hit by a vehicle. Investigations are ongoing and more information will be provided as it becomes available.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Pedestrian injured in hit-and-run in Spring Valley

SPRING VALLEY, CA – A pedestrian was struck by a driver around 5:50 p.m. Wednesday near Central Avenue, reports Patch news. 

The 45-year-old man was going for a walk in Spring Valley Park when he was struck by a car. Witnesses believe the car was a gold Honda Civic. Witnesses say the car veered to the right for an unknown reason, striking the man. He suffered numerous injuries and was transported to a local hospital.

The car left the scene quickly after striking the man. Details of the driver were not clear and officers are on the lookout for a suspect and the alleged vehicle.

This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be given as it becomes available.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Injuries reported in Bankers Hill hit-and-run

SAN DIEGO, CA – A pedestrian was struck by a hit-and-run driver on the corner of Grape Street and Third Avenue early Tuesday morning. The injured pedestrian required hospitalization.

Officers arrived on the scene at 3:20 a.m. to find the pedestrian seriously injured. The vehicle was said to be a dark-colored sedan, but police do not have a description of the driver.

As this is an ongoing investigation, more information will be provided as it becomes available.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

UPDATE: Accused man denies running down pedestrian with truck

SAN DIEGO, CA – The man accused of deliberately striking a pedestrian with his pickup truck on April 28 has pleaded not guilty to the victim’s murder, Fox 5 reports.

Police allege that 32-year-old Zachary Addison Porter struck and killed Met Austin Siapengo Simon, also 32, in the 1100 block of Eighth Avenue at approximately 4:30 a.m. that morning. They believe that the incident was part of a misguided attempt on the part of Porter to impress a woman.

Porter fled the scene, returned home to La Mesa, and then crossed the border. He was discovered by Mexican authorities in Tijuana on June 1, due to the distinctive truck that was used in the killing. He was turned over to the San Diego police the following day and has been in custody since.

Porter is being held without bail, and has a readiness conference scheduled for July 9.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

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