Pedestrian Struck by Pickup Truck near Tierra del Oro Street
CARLSBAD, CA (May 5, 2019) – A man was seriously injured Sunday evening following a pedestrian crash on Carlsbad Boulevard. Authorities did not disclose the identity and age of the victim.
According to the Carlsbad Police Department, the incident happened near Tierra del Oro Street, at about 9:00 PM. The victim attempted to cross outside of a marked crosswalk when a northbound Toyota Tacoma hit him.
Emergency responders transported the pedestrian to a local hospital with a serious head injury. Further updates on his current condition were not immediately provided. Meanwhile, the 18-year-old pickup driver remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation.
Investigators believe that the pedestrian was intoxicated at the time of the crash. An investigation is ongoing to determine other possible contributing factors. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the department’s accident investigator at (760) 931-2208.
When behind the wheel, it is important to always be aware of your surroundings. Keep an eye out for pedestrians, cyclists, or any other vehicles on the road. Stay within the speed limit, and follow the rules of the road to prevent any dangerous accidents.
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