On December 27th, 2020 at about 2:57 AM, Traffic Deputies from the Vista Patrol Station responded to a report of a vehicle versus pedestrian accident at 2405 North Santa Fe Avenue, in the city of Vista. Upon arrival, deputies found a pedestrian lying in the roadway of North Santa Fe Avenue with serious injuries.
The preliminary investigation revealed that a driver of a red Dodge Dakota was traveling southbound in the 2400 block of North Santa Fe Avenue. The driver of the Dodge Dakota looked down briefly and when he looked back up a pedestrian was standing in the middle of the roadway in front of him.
The driver of the Dodge Dakota attempted to swerve but collided with the pedestrian. The pedestrian sustained an apparent broken leg and was unconscious with what appeared to be severe head trauma.
The Oceanside Fire Department responded to the scene to administer first aid to the victim. Paramedics transported the victim to Palomar Medical Center for additional treatment.
The driver of the Camry remained on scene. Speed or alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the collision. During the investigation the male victim was identified as a recently reported missing person at risk out of the city of Oceanside. The investigation is ongoing, and the Vista Traffic
Division is handling the investigation.