Elderly Man Dies in Hit and Run - NBC 7 San Diego

Elderly Man Dies in Hit and Run



    An 84-year-old man is dead after a hit and run collision in San Ysidro. NBC 7's Vanessa Herrera reports. (Published Sunday, April 13, 2014)

     An 89-year-old pedestrian died after a collision with an SUV in San Ysidro Saturday afternoon.

    According to San Diego Police, the elderly man was walking across Beyer Boulevard in the middle of the block, just a few blocks west of the 805 freeway.

    As he crossed, he was hit by a red or maroon SUV hatchback— described as a possible Land Rover or Range Rover.

    The driver did not stop to check on the man, but instead continued driving southbound on Cottonwood Road.

    The elderly man's possessions were strewn across Beyer Boulevard after the crash. He died later died from his injuries at the hospital.

    Police are now searching for the hit-and-run suspect, who witnesses say was a man with black hair. There may be damage to the hood of his red or maroon SUV.

    The pedestrian was not in the crosswalk when he was hit by the car. Nearby residents say the main crosswalk on Beyer Boulevard was put in recently, but many still don't use it. 

    "We've seen people that cross where there's no way to cross. I mean, they jay-walk," Mario Caraveo, a neighbor. 

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