A San Diego paramedic died Thursday while responding to an auto accident on SR 163. According to reports, the paramedic was hit while setting out flares at the location of a multi-vehicle freeway accident on th e 163 near Washington Street. All lanes of northbound 163 were shut down as a result.
The preceding cause of this tragedy was a Pacific storm that delivered rain to San Diego County last night and into this morning, causing multiple traffic accidents on San Diego freeways. The CHP reported only six auto accidents between midnight and 4:00 a.m., but that number leaped to 79 reported accidents by 7:00 a.m. because of the arrival of rain.
The name of the paramedic has not been released. There are reports that that driver of the car that hit him was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries:
Source: Fox5SanDiego and SignOnSanDiego
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