Pedestrian struck, seriously injured by car in Carlsbad

Pedestrian struck, seriously injured by car in Carlsbad
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CARLSBAD — A 36-year-old man suffered serious injuries when he was struck by a car while standing on a Carlsbad street, police said today.

It happened around 8:35 p.m. Thursday in the 7000 block of El Camino Real, Carlsbad police Lt. Jeffery Smith said.

The 36-year-old man was standing in the northbound lanes of El Camino Real for unknown reasons when a 50-year-old man driving a Nissan sedan struck the pedestrian while traveling northbound, Smith said.

The victim was taken to a hospital with serious injuries, the lieutenant said.

The Nissan driver remained at the scene, Smith said, adding that intoxication was not believed to have been a factor in the crash.

Carlsbad police traffic officers were investigating the crash.

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