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Medics in Right Place at Right Time When Car Hit Pedestrian in San Ysidro

Paramedics on their way to the hospital with a patient pulled over after witnessing a pedestrian get hit by a car Thursday evening in San Ysidro, then dropped off their patient and continued on to the hospital with the injured pedestrian.

Medics witnessed the crash on Camino De La Plaza near Willow Road at around 6:45 p.m.

The patient they had in their ambulance told them they no longer needed to go to the hospital, so they were released to make room.

The injured pedestrian was taken to UCSD Medical Center. Police said the pedestrian suffered head injuries that could be life-threatening.

The driver of the car stayed at the scene.

The intersection separates the western pedestrian crossing at the San Ysidro Port of Entry and Las Americas Premium Outlets, a popular shopping mall with regular customers from both sides of the border.

No other information was available.

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