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CORONADO, Calif. -- Coronado residents are hoping the death of a man struck by a pick up truck in Coronado Monday night, helps bring safety improvements to an intersection they describe as a death trap.

“It’s the most dangerous intersection on the island,” said Dave McDonald who lives on Fourth Street and A Avenue where a 70-year-old man was hit around 5p.m. Monday as he attempted to cross Fourth going north.

This is just the latest in a string of car crashes and vehicle versus pedestrian accidents over the years.

Police told Fox 5 it is still too early in the investigation to determine who is at fault in Monday’s accident but that it doesn’t seem speed was a factor.

It is also still unclear if the driver involved in Monday’s crash will face charges.

“It’s not illegal to cross here,” said Coronado Police spokesperson Jesus Ochoa.

City and Caltrans officials are currently working to make safety improvements said Ochoa.

A Caltrans spokesperson told Fox 5 they would release more information Tuesday afternoon on what the improvements will be and when these will go into place.

Coronado residents have asked for stop signs, lights and speed bumps over the years to make the intersection safer but the road has remained virtually the same.

They hope changes are made before someone else loses their life.

“I’ve always felt that maybe a death would change that,” said McDonald.

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