Car hits, kills man in CVS parking lot

SAN DIEGO -- A car hit and killed a 52-year-old man Friday in a parking lot outside CVS pharmacy in Pacific Beach.

Around 11:30 a.m., a 70-year-old woman was leaving the store in the 4400 block of Mission Boulevard near Hornblend Street. Police said she thought she had put the white Nissan sedan in reverse but had put it in drive. When she hit the accelerator, the car hit the man, who died at the scene.

Police have not confirmed the name of the victim but a man told FOX 5 his name was Scotty. Those who knew him said he was a cheerful man.

"Him and all his homeless friends stay right here by IHOP. I work right here by IHOP. I used to bring him coffee or something to eat. Just blew me away. He was a good guy," the man said.

No other injuries were reported.

Police do not suspect drugs or alcohol to be a factor in the accident.

After the incident, police closed the store for about 30 minutes.