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Elderly man hit by vehicle in City Heights

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - An 83-year-old man is hospitalized with serious injuries after being hit by a car and thrown at least 20 feet to the pavement.

The accident happened on University Avenue near 36th Street in the City Heights area.

Police say the man was getting something from his parked car when he stepped back and was hit by a passing BMW.

His name hasn't been released but witnesses say he's a popular business owner in the area.

One of his employees ran to save him.

"Yeah... I seen it happen and I was the first one to him before he landed... And it's just... I can't," Tyler Hamilton said.

The woman who was driving the BMW has not been cited by police.

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