A man was hospitalized on Monday with life-threatening injuries after being struck by a vehicle while jaywalking through a busy Chula Vista street.
A man in his 20s jaywalked at about 8:49 a.m.when he was hit by a female driver of a silver Lexus going eastbound on E street in the second lane, according to OnScene T.V. Witnesses said the man went up on the hood of the car and onto the windshield.
The man was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to OnScene T.V.The female driver was not injured and stayed on the scene.
At least three Chula Vista Police vehicles and one Chula Vista Fire Truck closed off an area between eastbound E Street and Woodlawn Avenue, video footage of the scene showed.
Myriam, an employee for a Senior Care Company, was parked in front of the Holiday Inn. and said she witnessed the man hit the windshield and tumble onto the floor. She engaged with the man, alongside another witness at the scene, to make sure he was awake and responsive once paramedics arrived at the scene.
“I went over to talk to him and let him know that he would be okay. We were just trying to comfort him and tell him help was on the way,” she said.
When asked how severe the injuries appeared, Myriam said “he looked really bad”.
“He was trying to move, and we told him not to move," she said. "He was a young man."