Streets closed after car badly injures pedestrian

A damaged Honda Fit after a crash with a pedestrian in the Rolando area that closed streets and left the man badly injured

SAN DIEGO — A person was hit by a car Friday afternoon, forcing road closures near La Mesa.

The crash happened around 1 p.m. at 71st Street and El Cajon Boulevard in the Rolando neighborhood of San Diego. A 68-year-old man was crossing at the intersection when he was hit by a 2009 Honda Fit. When first responders arrived, the victim lying on the ground, unconscious but breathing, according to San Diego Fire-Rescue. Medics rushed the person to the hospital with serious injuries that were considered life threatening.

The driver of the Honda, a 46-year-old man, remained at the accident scene. Investigators said that alcohol did not appear to be a factor in the accident.

Eastbound lanes of El Cajon Boulevard were closed between 70th and 72nd after the crash, only one lane was left open in the area headed west. Southbound 71st was also closed in the area.

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