Serious Injury Accident

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08/29/17

NEWS RELEASE

           FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                    CONTACT: Officer Frank Huston

           DATE: 08/29/17                                                                           PHONE: (760) 839-4423

 

PREPARED BY: Lt. Mike Kearney

On August 29, 2017 at about 12:10 PM officers from the Escondido Police Department were dispatched to the intersection of Escondido Boulevard and Felicita Avenue regarding a vehicle versus pedestrian accident. EPD officers and Escondido Fire paramedics arrived on scene minutes later and provided first aid to the elderly pedestrian. The female pedestrian, age 89, was transported to Palomar Medical Center with life-threatening head injuries.

Based on witness statements and physical evidence at the scene, a 90 year old male resident of Escondido was making a left turn from south bound Escondido Boulevard to east bound Felicita Avenue. The pedestrian was attempting to cross the street north bound on Escondido Boulevard across Felicita Avenue when she was struck by the vehicle. Alcohol or drugs are not a factor in this collision.

The traffic investigation is ongoing and is being conducted by Frank Huston of the Traffic Division. Witnesses are encouraged to call Officer Huston at the above phone number.

To report any suspicious activities in your neighborhood, you may contact the Police Department directly, or you may make an unidentified call on our Anonymous Tip Line at 760-743-TIPS (8477) or via our Web site at police.escondido.org. For breaking news releases, please follow the Escondido Police Department on Twitter at twitter.com/escondidopolice.

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