On February 8, 2017 at about 10:21 PM officers from the Escondido Police Department were dispatched to the area of Vermont Avenue and Juniper Street regarding a serious injury collision. EPD officers and Escondido Fire paramedics arrived on scene minutes later and determined a vehicle had struck a pedestrian. Fire personnel attempted life saving measures although the pedestrian died at the scene.
Based on witness statements and physical evidence at the scene it appears an 18 year old male was driving west on Vermont Avenue from Juniper Street in a 2004 BMW 325i. His vehicle struck an elderly female pedestrian in the roadway. The female was not carrying identification and has not been identified at this point. The male driver of the BMW was not injured and alcohol or drug impairment is not a factor.
The traffic investigation is ongoing and is being conducted by Officer Mike Nelson of the Traffic Division. Escondido PD is seeking the public’s help with anyone who may have witnessed the accident or can help identify the elderly female pedestrian. Witnesses are encouraged to call Officer Nelson at (760) 839-4407.