Driver kills four pedestrians in Escondido
ESCONDIDO, CA – A 28-year-old woman drove off the road and killed a man, a woman, and two children on San Pasqual Valley Road Tuesday night.
The accident occurred at approximately 8:30 p.m. on May 5 when the woman lost control of her grey 2014 Mazada. The vehicle crashed near the intersection of San Pasqual Valley Road and Oak Hill Drive.
NBC 7 San Diego reports that the driver told the police she was distracted by her phone when the accident occurred. At this time, officials do not suspect that drugs or alcohol were involved in the accident.
The Mazda veered off the road while traveling north and collided with a group of four people who were walking on the northbound side of San Pasqual Valley Road. The vehicle also crashed into a street sign and a tree before finally coming to a stop.
The driver hit the pedestrians from behind and caused life-threatening injuries. Two of the pedestrians died on the scene and the other two were rushed to the Palomar Medical Center. The pedestrians who were sent to the hospital died shortly after their arrival.
The police also transported the driver to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries she sustained in the crash. The driver has not been arrested for the accident.
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