37-year-old Woman Struck by a SDG&E Pickup Truck Dies at Hospital

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A 37-year-old woman struck by a SDG&E pickup truck and
pinned under it in San Diego's Shelltown neighborhood while walking with two
young children this morning died shortly after arriving at the hospital, police
      The accident at 3900 Cottonwood St. was reported at 7:41 a.m., according
to San Diego police Officer Ed Zwibel.
      The woman was pinned beneath a company-owned Chevrolet Colorado pickup
driven by a 55-year-old man who works for SDG&E, he said.
      At the time, the driver had just turned onto Cottonwood Street from an
alley and was not traveling at a very high rate of speed, according to Zwibel.
      Bystanders lifted the vehicle off the woman while police, and paramedics
were en route to the scene.
      The woman was walking with two girls, ages 4 and 6, and both complained
of minor injuries, including pain and abrasions, though it was not immediately
clear how their injuries occurred.
      A witness told officers that the woman may have been chasing one of the
children after the child ran into the street but those reports were not
immediately confirmed, Zwibel said.
      Paramedics took the woman to UCSD Medical Center and the girls to Rady
Children's Hospital, a San Diego fire-rescue dispatcher said.

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