Police are on the lookout for the driver of a minivan that struck and killed a pedestrian early Sunday morning in Oceanside.
According to accident reports, the deadly collision took place at about 1:45 a.m. in the 3200 block of Mission Avenue near Airport Road, where a male pedestrian was struck attempting to make his way across the street.
Local police also reported that the driver of the vehicle made no attempt to help the downed walker and instead drove away from the scene.
Paramedics arrived on site and did their best to revive the man but were ultimately unsuccessful. He was pronounced dead at the scene from the trauma suffered in the collision.
The identity of the pedestrian has not yet been released, as the county coroner’s office is still working to notify the man’s next of kin.
The Oceanside Police Department is asking anyone with information that may lead to an arrest to call their local station as soon as possible.
The vehicle in question has been described as a possibly green, mid-sized minivan that appears to be a late 1990s or early 2000s model that will likely feature noticeable front end damage.
Local residents in the area are becoming frustrated with the frequency that these kinds of accidents are popping up throughout the greater San Diego area.
“How many is that this month in San Diego County?… I hope this tragedy weighs heavy on the mind of the person who did that and they turn themselves in,” said one upset bystander.
At such a late (or early) hour, it is essential that both pedestrians and drivers both have a clear understanding of where each other is. Pedestrians must remain visible to approaching vehicles in the event of such low light, and drivers must do their part to properly check for anyone attempting to cross the street near their vicinity.
If you or someone you know has been hurt in an accident attempting to make your way across the street like this, you should seek help. Accidents between pedestrians and vehicles often do serious damage that can take months and thousands of dollars to recover from.
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