San Diego Grandmother Struck, Killed Walking with Grandson

SDPD says the 82-year-old woman was crossing mid-block along University Avenue in City Heights when she was struck

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    NBC 7's Marianne Kushi reports on the incident Thursday on University Avenue in University City.

    A San Diego-area grandmother was struck and killed by a car while walking with her grandson Thursday. 

    The 82-year-old woman was crossing mid-block along University Avenue in City Heights around 8 p.m.

    They were given the right of way by a vehicle traveling westbound, officers said. 

    When they got to a median in the middle of the road, the boy reportedly stopped, but the grandmother tried to run across.

    “There was a vehicle in the number 2 lane that struck the grandmother as she ran across the street,” said San Diego Sgt. Joe Benavides.

    The 8-year-old boy wasn't hurt, but he saw his grandmother get hit, Benavides said.

    The woman was transported to the hospital where she later died from her injuries.

    The driver of the vehicle went around the block and then returned to the scene.

    “She said she never saw the person until impact,” Benavides said.

    He said the driver won't face any charges because she circled the area looking for a safe place to park her car after the incident.

    Benavides said people often cross the street to get to a market on the other side.

    He suggested pedestrians walk to the nearest intersection so they can cross safely.