In the last few days there has been a rash of car accidents involving pedestrians. The most serious occurred in Chula Vista where 45-year-old Peter Dicesare of Los Angeles drove his Jeep Wrangler into 75-year-old Ronald Seiler near the 3100 block of Main Street. Seiler was crossing Third Avenue when he was hit. He was taken to UC San Diego Medical Center where he died shortly after arriving. Alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the accident.
In Mira Mesa, a driver ran into a 51-year-old man on a bicycle. The victim was in a marked bike lane on Calle Cristobol when a 19-year-old driver hit the rear of the bike. The bicyclist was hospitalized with serious head and back injuries but is expected to recover. Alcohol is believed to have played a role in this accident as well.
In Pacific Beach, a woman suffered serious and life-threatening injuries when she was hit by a drunk driver as she tried to cross Mission Boulevard near Reed Avenue. The driver, Alan Mabrey, struck the pedestrian while he was turning left.
And in San Marcos, a 19-month-old boy was killed when he wandered from his home near Smilax Road. The driver, who was believed to be driving a black mid-size older model car with tinted windows, fled the scene. Anyone with information about this accident is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Department at 858-565-5200.