When traveling or crossing the road on foot, it is incredibly important to always be wary of surroundings. At any point and time, pedestrians can come in contact with a vehicle that may be life-threatening.
A tragic crash in Escondido on Tuesday night left four pedestrians dead. Two of the victims were children.
According to the report appearing on the NBC News website, Lt. Scott Walters, spokesperson for the Escondido Police Department, said in a statement that the four pedestrians were walking together at approximately 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5th.
The group was walking along San Pasqual Valley Road and Oak Hill Drive when they were struck by 2014 Mazda 3.
Paramedics and first responders were called. Two of the pedestrians were pronounced dead at the scene. The two other victims were rushed to an area hospital for treatment. Authorities say that they both died a short time later as a result of the injuries they suffered in the crash.
The victims in the crash include a man and a woman and two boys, believed to be 10 and 12 years old. Their identities have not bee released at this time pending notification of family members.
The 28-year-old female driver of the Mazda was also injured in the crash and was taken to the hospital for treatment. Her current condition is unknown. Police have not released her identity.
The accident is still currently under investigation. Lt. Walters said that police investigators have ruled out impairment by drugs or alcohol. So far, no charges have been filed in the case.