[03-08-2023] San Diego County, CA – 33-Year-Old Pedestrian Struck and Seriously Injured by Vehicle in Kensington

[03-08-2023] 33-Year-Old Pedestrian Struck and Seriously Injured by Vehicle in KensingtonA 33-year-old male pedestrian sustained serious injuries after being struck by a vehicle in San Diego early Wednesday morning, March 08, 2023.

According to the San Diego Police Department, the pedestrian crash occurred around 6:16 a.m. on the transition ramp from Aldine Drive to northbound Fairmount Avenue in the Kensington neighborhood.

The victim was reportedly crossing the transition ramp when a 26-year-old man driving a 2008 Nissan Altima struck him. The pedestrian sustained life-threatening injuries and was transported to the hospital in an unknown condition.

No further information was released on the victim’s identification and the involved driver’s condition. The SDPD Traffic Unit is looking further into the crash.

No other details were immediately available. Call the traffic unit if you have any information regarding the pedestrian crash.

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