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Alcohol Possible Factor in Vista Collision, Pedestrian Struck in Encinitas-updated

Update: During San Diego County Sheriff’s Department investigation, deputies learned 19-year-old Genesis Feliciano failed to stop for a red traffic signal and struck a vehicle that was making a left turn. Feliciano was later arrested and charged with driving under the influence causing injury, and driving under the influence causing injury with a blood alcohol level greater that .08% BAC.

Original story follows—

Vista CA— On August 9, 2015 at about 12:11 AM, Vista Traffic deputies were dispatched to a two vehicle, head-on traffic collision at the intersection of Vista Village Drive and North Santa Fe Avenue in the City of Vista.

The driver of a Ford Festiva traveling southbound Vista Village Drive failed to stop for a red traffic signal and collided with a Nissan Maxima turning left onto North Santa Fe Avenue.

The driver of the Ford Festiva, a 19-year-old female, lost consciousness and was subsequently transported to Palomar Medical Center for evaluation and treatment of her non-life threatening injuries.

The driver, a 41-year-old male, and a passenger, a 35-year-old female, in the Nissan Maxima were transported to Palomar Medical Center for evaluation and treatment of their non-life threatening injuries.

Alcohol appears to be a factor in the collision. The investigation is ongoing and will be handled by Deputy Werner of the Vista Traffic Unit.

Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle in Encinitas

On Saturday evening at about 8:10 p.m., Deputies from the North Coastal Sheriff Station were dispatched to a vehicle versus pedestrian accident at the southbound Interstate 5 On-Ramp at Encinitas Boulevard in Encinitas.

Upon their arrival, Deputies found a 55-year-old female lying unconscious in the roadway. Witnesses at the scene advised the female had been struck by a 2006 Toyota Tundra truck as she walked across the on-ramp.

The driver of the truck stopped and remained at the scene and was cooperative with Sheriff’s Traffic Investigators. Preliminary investigation revealed the female appears to have crossed the eastbound freeway on-ramp against the solid red light.

The truck was making a left turn on to the freeway and had a green arrow. The driver of the truck did not see the female until after she was struck. The Encinitas Fire Department and Paramedics arrived on scene and treated the victim for what appears to be a possible fractured left femur and head trauma. The victim was transported to Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla for further evaluation and treatment.

Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the collision which shut down the southbound on-ramp to I-5 for a short time.

Anyone with information about these cases can call the Sheriff’s Department non-emergency line at (858)565-5200. You can remain anonymous and be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. Call Crime Stoppers at (888)580-8477.