76-year-old woman struck and killed while walking across Encinitas roadway
A 76-year-old woman was fatally injured Friday night, Oct. 6, when she was struck by a Toyota Prius outside an Encinitas Fire Station, authorities said.
The crash happened just before 7:10 p.m. at Balour Drive a little south of Encinitas Boulevard, San Diego County sheriff’s Sgt. Agustin Rosas said.
Investigators believe the pedestrian was crossing Balour Drive in front of Encinitas Fire Station No. 5 when she was hit by the northbound Prius, Rosas said.
The fire station is across the street from the Encinitas Senior Center, though it wasn’t immediately known if the 76-year-old had any connection to that community center.
When deputies arrived to the scene, a bystander was performing CPR on the woman, Rosas said. Medics took her in an ambulance to Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas, where she died from her injuries. Her name was not released.
Neither alcohol nor drugs were suspected factors in the crash, Rosas said.
Deputies from the North Coastal substation were investigating the crash along with the Sheriff’s Department’s Traffic Accident Reconstruction Team.
-- Alex Riggins is a reporter for The San Diego Union-Tribune
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