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Worker injured after being hit by car on Chula Vista street

Posted at 2:28 PM, Nov 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-04 09:42:51-04

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) -- An AT&T worker suffered serious injuries after being struck by a car on a Chula Vista street Wednesday morning.

Chula Vista Police said a worker was standing in the street next to his parked service truck on C Street, near 5th Avenue, just after 10:50 a.m. when a red car driven by a 28-year-old man driving westbound struck a parked car.

Police said the impact caused the car to roll forward and collide with the service truck car and trap the worker underneath. Police and Chula Vista Fire were able to pull the man out from under the car with assistance from a resident who brought out a car jack to lift the car.

The worker was taken to a local trauma center with life-threatening injuries. The driver was also taken to the hospital with unknown injuries.

Krystina Rodrigues lives on the corner of Date Street and C Street. She said she was on her way home from the grocery store when she saw the crash.

"I've never seen anything like that. Maybe on television, but certainly not in front of my home where literally it happened in seconds," Rodrigues said. "I could've gotten hit. A child walking home could've gotten hit. It's a tragedy."

Rodrigues said she sees cars regularly speed down C Street, which has a speed limit of 35 MPH.

Six years ago, her husband was hit by a car while mowing the lawn. He suffered two broken ribs and a collapsed lung.

"We had a motorcycle guy get hit about six months ago so and at night when we hear — because we live right here — we can hear all this commotion and so we really need to do something about this C Street," Rodrigues said.

Rodrigues said they would like a speed bump installed or more enforcement on the C Street speed limit.

Police said the driver remained at the scene. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Police don't believe drugs and alcohol played a factor in the collision at this time.