Car Hits Man Running for Uber in Pacific Beach

A man who was struck by a car in Pacific Beach early Friday appeared to be heading for his ride-share vehicle, according to one witness.

Damien Bailey was standing near Hoboken on Garnet Avenue near Haines Street at 2 a.m. when an Infinity struck the man who was crossing the street.

Bailey witnessed the collision and heard the impact.

“He ran right in front of a car and it pretty much hit him right away,” he said.

The victim, a 25-year-old man, was crossing the street in an attempt to catch an Uber, San Diego police said.

He suffered a head injury and was transported to a nearby hospital, police said.

The 2005 Infinity was traveling westbound and had the green light, according to the witness. The driver was not injured but the vehicle sustained significant damage to its bumper and windshield.

Bailey said it’s not unusual for pedestrians to dart out into traffic in this part of Pacific Beach.

“When I drive down this street at this time of night, I do 10 mph, 15 mph max because there’s always people running in front of the cars,” he said.

Alcohol was not a factor in the incident, police said.

Anyone with information can call San Diego Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

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