Escondido Police cruiser
An Escondido Police cruiser. Photo courtesy Escondido Police.

Escondido police Tuesday confirmed that a woman and her young child were stuck by vehicles — killing the mother — in an accident last week on Washington Avenue.

The accident occurred shortly after 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 12, when two vehicles collided at Rose Street and Washington Avenue. One of the vehicles veered out of control and hit the victims in a crosswalk.

An ongoing investigation by the Escondido Police Department revealed that a red Nissan Titan traveling east on Washington Avenue failed to stop for a red traffic signal and hit a blue Ford Fusion that was on Rose Street going north. The mother and her 7-year-old son were impacted during the collision as they crossed Washington Street, according to police.

Paramedics took the victims to Palomar Medical Center, where the adult was pronounced dead. The child was believed to have suffered non-life- threatening trauma.

The drivers were not identified. However, the driver of the Fusion is described as a 51-year-old female from Escondido and the driver of the Titan is an 82-year-old man from Valley Center.

No further information was released.

–City News Service