SAN MARCOS (CNS) - An 83-year-old woman was fatally struck by a friend's car Wednesday in a residential neighborhood near Lake San Marcos.
   
An 83-year-old San Marcos man was backing out of a parking space at an apartment complex on Circa Del Lago, a private street near San Marino Drive, and accidentally struck the woman as she stepped off the curb around 5:45 a.m., California Highway Patrol Officer Jim Bettencourt said.
   
The driver stopped immediately after the crash, attempted to assist his friend and had a bystander call 911, Bettencourt said.
   
Paramedics took the woman to Palomar Medical Center, where she died, according to the officer. Her name was not immediately available.