Oceanside CA—Early this morning, Wednesday May 27, 2020 at approximately 5:01 am, the Oceanside Police Department responded to a collision involving a vehicle and pedestrian at Oceanside Blvd and Arroyo Ave. Upon arrival, officers located an unresponsive male lying in the westbound lanes of Oceanside Blvd. just west of Arroyo Ave.
Oceanside Paramedics arrived on scene and pronounced the 52-year-old male deceased on scene. This is the second fatality involving a pedestrian in Oceanside this week. On Sunday, a 25-Year-old male succumbed to his Injuries after being struck by vehicle at SR-76 and College Blvd. [Link]
The investigation into the cause of this collision is still ongoing and at this time fault has not been determined. The driver of the vehicle stated he was traveling westbound on Oceanside Blvd. through the intersection and collided with the pedestrian in the roadway. It appears by physical evidence the pedestrian was close to if not in the crosswalk at the time of the collision. Following the collision, the driver remained on scene and was cooperative with police. Neither alcohol nor drugs were a factor in this collision on the part of the driver. The pedestrians name is being withheld at this time pending notification to the family.
The Oceanside Police Department’s Major Accident Investigation Team is conducting the investigation.
Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to call Accident Investigator Angela Guerra at (760) 435-4498
The Oceanside Police Department is conducting a bicycle and pedestrian safety enforcement operation today, Wednesday May 27th from 5 a.m. to11 a.m. aimed at keeping people who need to go out to exercise or run essential errands safe.
The Oceanside Police Department recognizes the need to protect the public by looking for violations made by bicyclists, drivers and pedestrians that make roads unsafe.
These violations include drivers speeding, making illegal turns, failing to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks, failing to stop for signs and signals or any other traffic violation. Officers will also look for pedestrians who cross the street illegally or fail to yield to drivers who have the right of way. Bike riders will be stopped when riding on the wrong side of the road, not complying with stop signs and signals, or other violation of the same traffic laws that apply to them as drivers.
The safety of bicyclists and pedestrians remains a top priority for the Oceanside Police Department. So far this year, the Oceanside Police Department has investigated four pedestrian-vehicle fatalities, and another twenty-five injury collisions involving bicyclists and pedestrians.