VISTA, CA – Man Fatally Struck by Vehicles on Highway 78 at Emerald Drive

VISTA, CA - Man Fatally Struck by Vehicles on Highway 78 at Emerald Drive

VISTA, CA – Man Fatally Struck by Vehicles on Highway 78 at Emerald Drive

Fatal Pedestrian Crash on Highway 78 in Vista

 
VISTA, CA (April 30, 2019) – A man was fatally struck by multiple vehicles on Highway 78 Tuesday evening, near Emerald Drive.
 
According to reports, a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck and a Mazda 3 hatchback struck the male as he attempted to cross lanes on the highway. Officials identified the pedestrian as a homeless man in his 30s. However, his name has not yet been given.
 
A physician stopped and provided medical assistance to the injured pedestrian until fire personnel eventually arrived. They immediately transported him to Palomar Medical Center for further treatment, due to his condition.
 
The pedestrian was reportedly suffering major injuries as a result of the impact. He eventually succumbed to his injuries, and was later pronounced dead.
 
Furthermore, all highway lanes of the highway were consequently closed for a brief time while evidence from the scene was collected and photographed.
 
Moreover, it is currently unknown if charges have been filed. Liability has also not yet been determined, as the incident still remains under investigation at this time.
 
Anyone with information about the identity of the victim is asked to call the CHP at (858) 637-3800. No further details have been given at this time.


We would like to send our well-wishes and sincere sympathies to the grieving family and friends of the victim. May he rest in peace.


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