Authorities released the name today of a 91-year-old motorist who died 10 days after apparently hitting the gas pedal instead of the brake while trying to park a truck, which jumped a curb at Cabrillo National Monument and plunged about 250 feet down a sheer brushy hillside.
Harold Reed of San Diego succumbed to his injuries early Thursday evening at UCSD Medical Center in Hillcrest, according to the county Medical Examiner's Office.
Reed apparently hit the gas pedal instead of the brake while trying to park during a visit to the Point Loma historic tourist attraction the morning of Oct. 12, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.
The Chevrolet S-10 went over a sidewalk in the lot off Cabrillo Memorial Drive and careened about 225 feet down the adjacent precipice, then went over a steep drop-off, overturned and slid about 25 more feet before coming to rest.
By the time emergency personnel got to the upside-down truck, the passenger, 77-year-old John Little of San Diego, had managed to extricate himself, but firefighters had to free Reed from the damaged vehicle. They then put the older man on a litter and airlifted him to the hospital for treatment of a broken neck and other injuries.
Crews, meanwhile, strapped Little into a stretcher and pulled him up the hillside. A ground ambulance then took him to the same trauma center where his companion had gone.
San Diego police are searching for an assault with a deadly weapon suspect in the vicinity of Euclid Avenue and Home Avenue in Chollas Creek Monday and are asking the public to avoid the area.
Two people shot in a drive-by attack on State Route 94 in Lemon Grove remain hospitalized Monday, but are expected to recover, authorities said.
Believe it or not, midterm elections are just 85 days away, and there is no better time to talk about polling and gauging the where the nation is headed than now.
Marking the fourth new fire station to open this year and the ninth to be built or renovated since he took office, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer Monday will officially open the new Fire Station No. 5 that will better serve Hillcrest and the surrounding neighborhoods.
One person was reported dead Monday after a vehicle went off the San Diego I-5 Freeway in National City and a man apparently from that vehicle ran across freeway lanes, authorities said.
A woman was transported to the hospital Sunday after being bitten by a rattlesnake on the cliffs above Torrey Pines State Beach, according to a spokesperson for the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.
The investigation continues into the tragic killing of a pregnant mother and her two young daughters in Colorado. The girls' father remains behind bars accused in their deaths.
Temperatures will be similar, varying by a few degrees throughout the week. Steady onshore flow will strengthen the marine layer, leading to overnight/morning low clouds and potentially fog along the coast.
There was a special reunion in La Jolla on Sunday with surf dog Ricochet jumping on a surfboard with quadriplegic surfer Patrick Ivison. Ivison surfed with Ricochet 10 years ago and they got to chance the ride the waves together once again.