Man struck and killed along SR-52 in Tierrasanta


Man struck and killed along SR-52 in Tierrasanta

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – An SUV struck and killed a man alongside state Route 52 in Tierrasanta late Thursday afternoon.

The fatal accident occurred shortly after 5 p.m. on the eastbound side of the freeway, about three miles east of Santo Road, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The man, who was next to an apparently disabled commercial truck on the shoulder of the roadway, died at the scene, CHP public-affairs Officer Robert Catano said. The victim’s name was not immediately available.

The crash forced the closure of one eastbound lane on the freeway and prompted the CHP to issue a congestion alert for the area.

Tow Truck Driver Struck and Killed on Shoulder of State Route 52

A tow truck driver was killed after being hit by a car on the shoulder of eastbound State Route 52 Thursday evening, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) confirmed.

CHP says a Roadone Towing driver got out of his truck to tow a disabled garbage truck when he was hit by another driver. The collision occurred at approximately 5:10 p.m. near Mast Boulevard.

Officers say the driver continued on eastbound SR-52 for nearly a mile until he was stopped by an off-duty officer.

“There was significant damage to the front end of the car and also there were witnesses to the incident,” said CHP Sgt. Sofia Mosqueda.

The tow truck driver was not in traffic lanes when he was hit, according to CHP.

Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the collision, according to the CHP.

“There is danger for tow truck drivers and I think they’re aware of it,” Mosqueda said. “In these situations, it doesn’t matter how much care you can take to be safe, you have impaired drivers on the roadway on any given day.”

A Sig Alert was issued at 5:30 p.m. for the eastbound SR-52 at Summit.

The driver was booked into jail, CHP officials said.

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