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Pedestrian Who Was Hit by Car Near North Park Was Changing Tire: CHP

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A 31-year-old man was hit and killed by a car overnight while changing a flat tire on Interstate 805 near North Park, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP).

The crash happened shortly after 3 a.m. Thursday while the man was working on their tire on the right shoulder of I-805 southbound near Adams Avenue, CHP said. While the man was trying to change his tire, he was standing in a freeway lane and was truck by a 22-year-old man driving a white Toyota Camry.

According to CHP, the driver of the Toyota stopped immediately and stayed at the scene. Alcohol or drugs do not appear to be factors in the crash.

Authorities want to remind the public they can call 511 to get free roadside assistance for emergencies. Services include help setting up emergency markers so to alert other drivers of your presence, help getting a stalled vehicle off the freeway, getting gas to a vehicle and more.

"If you give it a call, it goes to a separate call center, not our CHP dispatch," said CHP Officer Mark Latulippe. "So what they do is they arrange whatever you need at that point ..."

Authorities did not release the name of the victim.

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