East County News Service
November 14, 2014 (El Cajon)—An 87-year-old man died at a local hospital after being struck by a vehicle in the 600 block of El Cajon last night shortly before 5:30 p.m. Witnesses told police that the man walked into the roadway from the center media, following two family members. He was wearing dark clothing and appeared unaware of the vehicle traffic.
The man was struck by a Ford truck traveling west on Broadway. The driver, a man in his 40s, immediately stopped after the collision. El Cajon Police and paramedics arrived on scene shortly after the accident and rendered aid to the pedestrian, who had major injuries to his head and body, said Lt. Greg Robertson. He was taken to a hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.
The driver is cooperating with investigators and was not injured. According to police, neither speed nor alcohol appear to be factors in the tragedy.
Anyone with information regarding this collision is encouraged to contact the El Cajon Police Department Traffic Division at 619-441-1632. The identity of the victim has not yet been released.
The El Cajon Police would like to remind everyone of pedestrian safety tips when walking near a roadway. Wear bright colored clothing when walking for better visibility to motorist, especially at night. Do not cross between controlled intersections and use designated cross walks whenever available. Never assume a vehicle sees you and look both ways when crossing the street. Both pedestrians and motorist must follow the rules of the road to share it safely together.