FROM THE FILES OF THE ESCONDIDO POLICE DEPT.—On March 29 at about 11:15 pm, officers from the Escondido Police Department were dispatched to the area of Lincoln Ave and Broadway regarding an injury collision involving a vehicle and a pedestrian.
Officers arrived on scene and found a white Chevy 2500 truck stopped in the #1 E/B lane of Lincoln Avenue with significant front-end damage. The pedestrian was also in the roadway and sustained major traumatic injuries due to the collision. Escondido Fire medics transported the pedestrian to Palomar Hospital where he later died.
According to witnesses and driver statements, it appears the driver of the truck, a 58-year-old male resident of San Marcos, was driving E/B on Hwy 78 going through the intersection at Broadway on a green light.
The pedestrian, a white male approximately 35-years-old, was walking S/B in the crosswalk against the red light. The driver of the truck did not see the pedestrian in time and was unable to avoid striking him.
There were no passengers in the truck and alcohol was not a factor for the driver; the impairment and identification of the pedestrian is unknown at this time.
The traffic investigation is ongoing and is being conducted by Officer Tom Venable of the Traffic Division. Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to call Officer Venable at (760) 839-4483.