Crime scene on A street
The crime scene on A Street in downtown San Diego. Courtesy OnScene.TV

A pedestrian was struck by an elderly pickup truck driver in downtown San Diego Friday morning and hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.

The crash happened just before 11 a.m. in the 1200 block of 10th Avenue.

The victim — a 53-year-old woman whose name was being withheld — was walking in a crosswalk when she was struck by an 85-year-old man behind the wheel of a truck heading south on 10th Avenue, police said.

The woman was taken to a hospital, while the driver was stopped two blocks away from the scene, according to SDPD. It was unknown whether the man was arrested for driving away from the scene.

A Street was closed between 10th and 11th avenues and was expected to remain shut down “for an extended duration,” according to SDPD.

Updated at 4:45 p.m. March 15, 2019

— City News Service

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