A San Diego man died after he was struck by a vehicle and left in the road with life-threatening injuries officials said late Monday.
National City police officers said the man, identified only as a 49-year-old San Diego resident, was struck on Highland Avenue near East 30th Street around 10:30 p.m.
When officers arrived, they found the man suffering from injuries consistent with a car collision.
He was rushed to a nearby hospital but died before arriving.
According to police, the man appears to have been pushing a shopping cart westbound across Highland Avenue in the middle of the block when he was hit by a vehicle traveling northbound.
After the crash, officers said the car made a U-turn and headed southbound on Highland.
Investigators believe it’s a gold or silver vehicle with front-end damage, last seen driving westbound on State Route 54.
NCPD says the investigation is continuing, and they will be checking nearby businesses for surveillance video.
Anyone with information about the accident can call National City PD at 619-336-4411 ext. 0.