On August 29, at about 12:10 p.m. officers from the Escondido Police Department were dispatched to the intersection of Escondido Boulevard & Felicita Avenue regarding a vehicle versus pedestrian accident.
According to Lt. Mike Kearney 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 760-839-4423.