By Gina Yarbrough
Escondido, CA–A pedestrian was seriously injured following a vehicle collision on a roadway in Escondido, authorities said.
The Escondido Police Department received a report around 9:43 p.m. of a person bleeding in the middle of the street at the intersection of North Escondido Blvd and West Lincoln Avenue.
Officers at the scene of the incident discovered the victim was struck by a vehicle after a disturbance in the roadway.
The pedestrian, a 31-year-old resident of Escondido, sustained major injuries and was transported by Escondido Fire Paramedics to Palomar Medical Center where he remains hospitalized.
The driver of the vehicle involved, a civilian employee of the Escondido Police Department, remained at the scene. The employee was not driving a city vehicle, nor working at the time.
In the interest of transparency, Escondido Police Department Chief Varso has requested the California Highway Patrol Border Division assume the investigation. All documents and evidence related to the incident will be turned over to the CHP Investigators.
Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is encouraged to contact CHP Oceanside Area Office at (760) 643-3400.