Woman hit by truck crossing freeway on-ramp in Encinitas


A 55-year-old woman illegally crossed a freeway on-ramp and was hit by a truck in Encinitas, suffering head trauma and a possible fractured left leg, a sheriff’s sergeant said.

The woman walked against a red light at the Encinitas Boulevard on-ramp to southbound Interstate 5 around 8:10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, and was struck, sheriff’s Sgt. C. Ingraham said.

The truck had a green arrow and made a left turn to enter the freeway.

Its driver did not see the woman until she was hit, Ingraham said.

The woman was taken to Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, Ingraham said.

The driver was cooperative with investigators. Ingraham said he did not believe alcohol was involved in the crash.