A pedestrian struck while crossing El Cajon Boulevard in Normal Heights earlier this week died at a hospital about four hours after the collision, authorities said Thursday.

Police initially believed 52-year-old San Diego resident Daniel Francis Reed would survive his injuries, which a sergeant described as a serious but not-life-threatening pelvis fracture.

But Reed was taken to Scripps Mercy Hospital, where he was pronounced dead from multiple blunt force injuries just before 10 p.m. Monday, about four hours after the crash in the 3600 block of El Cajon Boulevard, the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office said.

Reed was crossing El Cajon Boulevard southbound in a marked, lit crosswalk at 36th Street when he was hit by an eastbound vehicle, San Diego police Sgt. Ed Zwibel said. The driver of that vehicle, also a 52-year-old man, stopped at the scene and was not believed to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

—City News Service

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