Pedestrian Collision in Hillcrest

In a tragic incident that unfolded in California's Hillcrest neighborhood, a collision involving a dump truck and a pedestrian has left a community in shock. The incident, deemed a fatal collision by authorities, occurred in the early hours of Wednesday at the intersection of 1100 University Avenue and Vermont St. According to reports from Officer D. O’Brien of the San Diego Police Department (SDPD), a 70-year-old woman was struck by a 2019 Peterbilt dump truck while attempting to cross the road against a red light. The details of the collision indicate that the dump truck, driven by a 52-year-old man, was making a right turn onto Vermont St. from University Avenue when the collision transpired. Despite efforts to avoid the accident, the pedestrian sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The SDPD swiftly responded to the incident, initiating a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding the collision. As a result of the collision and subsequent investigation, the affected area witnessed road closures, causing disruptions to traffic flow. The closure was necessary to facilitate the investigation process and ensure public safety. Additionally, the incident prompted discussions regarding pedestrian safety measures and the importance of adherence to traffic regulations. In the aftermath of the collision, the SDPD issued a call to the public for any information related to the incident. Individuals with pertinent details were encouraged to contact the designated Command handling the investigation or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477. The tragic collision serves as a reminder of the dangers associated with road traffic and the critical need for vigilance and compliance with traffic laws. It underscores the importance of community awareness and cooperation in promoting road safety initiatives to prevent similar tragedies from occurring in the future.  
Location: 1100 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103, USA
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