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Pedestrian seriously injured after being struck by car in Chula Vista

According to police, a 28-year-old male driver traveling westbound on C Street struck a pedestrian and a parked vehicle.

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. — A pedestrian is in the hospital after being hit by a car Wednesday in Chula Vista, according to the Chula Vista Police Department.

The accident happened just before 11 a.m. at the intersection of 5th Avenue and C Street, according to police.

According to police, a 28-year-old male driver traveling westbound on C Street struck a pedestrian and a parked vehicle. The parked vehicle rolled forward and struck another parked vehicle. The pedestrian who was struck was trapped under a vehicle as a result of the collision. Chula Vista Police and Chula Vista Fire pulled the pedestrian out from under the vehicle with the assistance of a resident who brought a car jack to lift the vehicle. 

Chula Vista Fire transported the pedestrian to a local trauma center with serious life-threatening injuries. The driver of the vehicle was also transported to a local hospital with unknown injuries. 

The cause of the collision has not been determined and drugs and alcohol are not believed to be a factor in the collision. 

The Chula Vista Police Traffic Bureau is currently investigating the incident. 

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the family with medical expenses.

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