SAN DIEGO, CA — A 68-year-old man died Tuesday evening after an accident involving his own pickup truck in San Diego’s Hillcrest neighborhood, according to ABC 10 News.
The incident occurred in the 4000 block of Albatross Drive, near the West Lewis Street intersection, at approximately 5:50 p.m.
According to San Diego Police Department, the man had stopped his pickup at a stop sign when he stepped out of the vehicle while it was in reverse. As he got out of the truck, he got caught in the driver’s side door while standing and was thrown to the ground. He was then run over by the truck’s left tire as it reversed.
The victim was rushed to a local hospital but was pronounced deceased shortly after arrival.
No further information has been released, but an investigation by SDPD’s Traffic Division was underway.
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