VISTA–A man standing in the middle of a road in Vista early Sunday morning was struck by a vehicle, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department reports.
On December 27, at about 2:57 a.m., deputies responded to a report of a vehicle accident involving a pedestrian at 2405 North Santa Fe Avenue in Vista. Upon arrival, deputies found a pedestrian lying in the roadway of North Santa Fe Avenue with serious injuries, said Sergeant Kevin Johnston, of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.
The preliminary investigation revealed that a driver of a red Dodge Dakota was traveling southbound in the 2400 block of North Santa Fe Avenue. The driver of the Dodge Dakota looked down briefly and when he looked back up a pedestrian was standing in the middle of the roadway in front of him. The driver of the Dodge Dakota attempted to swerve but collided with the pedestrian. The pedestrian sustained an apparent broken leg and was unconscious with what appeared to be severe head trauma.
The Oceanside Fire Department responded to the scene to administer first aid to the victim. Paramedics transported the victim to Palomar Medical Center for additional treatment. The driver of the Camry remained on scene. Speed or alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the collision. During the investigation the male victim was identified as a recently reported missing person at risk out of Oceanside.
The investigation is ongoing.