SAN DIEGO, CA — An 81-year-old woman has been identified as the pedestrian who was fatally hurt last Wednesday when she was hit by a pickup truck in San Diego’s Mira Mesa area, reports NBC San Diego.
The incident occurred at the intersection of Camino Ruiz and Westmore Road on April 26, at around 7:00 a.m.
According to the San Diego Police Department, the woman was crossing Camino Ruiz in a marked crosswalk when she was struck by a driver in a 2015 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck.
The victim, who suffered significant bodily trauma, including a major brain injury and “fractures to her skull, ribs, and pelvis,” was rushed to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Officials said less than eight hours later, she was pronounced deceased. She has since been publicly identified as Kil Chang Padua, of San Diego.
No information on the driver has been released at this time, but authorities said intoxication does not appear to be a factor in the event.
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