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Escondido Police Department
Saturday May 6th, 2023 :: 06:32 p.m. PDT



On May 5th, 2023, at 9:43 PM the Escondido Police Department received a report of a subject down, bleeding in the middle of the street at the intersection of North Escondido Blvd and West Lincoln Avenue.  Responding Officers to the scene determined a vehicle versus pedestrian collision had occurred after a disturbance in the roadway. 
The pedestrian, a 31-year-old resident of Escondido, sustained major injuries and was transported by Escondido Fire Paramedics to Palomar Medical Center where he remains hospitalized.  The driver of the vehicle involved; a non-sworn civilian employee of the Escondido Police Department; remained at the scene.  The employee was not driving a city vehicle, nor working at the time.
It is yet to be determined to what extent alcohol may have been a factor.
In the interest of transparency, Chief Varso has requested the California Highway Patrol (Border Division) assume this investigation.  All documents and evidence related to this case will be turned over to the CHP Investigator(s) assigned.
Anyone with inquiries about this incident, or anyone who may have witnessed this incident is encouraged to contact CHP Oceanside Area Office at 760-643-3400.
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To report any suspicious activities in your neighborhood, you may contact the Police Department directly, or you may make an unidentified call on our “Anonymous Tip Line” at 760-743-TIPS (8477) or via our Web site at

Escondido Police Department
1163 N. Centre City Parkway
Escondido, CA 92026

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 760-839-4722

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