Pedestrian Hit, Killed in Encinitas Trying to Get a Flower

A Google Maps image of the intersection of Piraeus Street and Normandy Road, where a man was struck and killed while picking a flower along the side of the road, authorities said.
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A man who got out of his car and crossed a road to pick a flower was hit and killed by a car Sunday, authorities said.

Deputies from the San Diego County Sheriff's Department responded to a crash involving a car and pedestrian on Piraeus Street near Normandy Road around 4 p.m.

The incident occurred when a car stopped in the southbound bicycle lane of Piraeus Street. A male passenger in the car exited and crossed the street and onto the east shoulder of Piraeus Street to retrieve a flower, deputies said. When he crossed back, a car traveling northbound on Piraeus Street hit the man.

The man sustained major injuries and was transported to Scripps La Jolla Hospital where he was pronounced dead, deputies said.

The driver of the car was not injured. At this time, alcohol and/or drugs are not a factor in the crash.

The North Coastal Sheriff's Traffic Division is handling the investigation. Anyone with information on the collision is asked to call the Encinitas Traffic Division at (760) 966-3500. 

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