SAN DIEGO — Traffic along all lanes the northbound Interstate 5 through downtown was stopped Saturday evening after a person stepped out of their car and was struck by another vehicle, according to California Highway Patrol.
Around 8:29 p.m., officers were alerted to a sedan that had apparently stalled while in the No. 3 lane of the freeway just south of State Route 94 off-ramp. According to CHP logs, the driver placed the hazard lights on while stuck in the lane.
A person then exited the sedan and began running towards the shoulder when they were struck by another vehicle, CHP said.
Medics were dispatched to the scene and attempted CPR on the pedestrian. They were transported to Scripps Mercy Hospital around 9:07 p.m. Their current condition and the extent of their injuries remains unknown.
A SigAlert for a “hard closure” was issued by CHP on northbound I-5, just south of the SR-94 connector for two hours. The F Street on-ramp to westbound SR-94 was also closed as a result of the incident.
No additional details about the collision were immediately available.