Major Injuries Sustained in Evening Pedestrian Crash on 8 Freeway in San Diego
SAN DIEGO, CA (May 24, 2019) – A pedestrian was seriously injured after being hit by a vehicle Friday evening in San Diego.
The crash happened around 8:34 p.m. along the westbound 8 Freeway on-ramp at Fairmount Avenue, just near 15 Freeway.
Police responded to the scene and located the pedestrian with major head trauma. Paramedics took the victim to a hospital in an unknown condition.
The vehicle that struck the pedestrian was described as a Toyota Tacoma pickup truck with major front-end damage.
A red Toyota sedan was also located in the crash site with major front-end damage, but no further details were provided.
At least one lane of traffic was blocked nearby for the investigation.
No additional information was provided at this time. We will continue to update this post as new details are released.
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