Man in critical condition after Jeep hits him in crosswalk

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NATIONAL CITY, Calif. — An 85-year-old man is fighting for his life after he was hit by a vehicle in National City Sunday.

The crash happened around 1:45 p.m. at the corner of East 8th Street and K Avenue, according to the National City Fire Department.

Police said the man was walking inside a crosswalk when he was hit by a Jeep. He was transported to UCSD Health and was listed in critical condition Sunday evening.

Though authorities initially said the female driver had been arrested, police later told FOX 5 the 71-year-old woman was not under arrest. Detectives determined neither drugs nor alcohol were factors in the crash and said the Jeep was traveling at a normal rate of speed at the time of the crash.

Details regarding the extent of the victim’s injuries were not immediately available.

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