In the last two weeks there have been two fatalities in Vista on Route 78. The first involved 37-year-old William Hansen of Oceanside who was struck after getting out of his car on the right shoulder. Hansen was hit be the driver of a silver 2001 to 2003 Honda Civic, who left the scene. Police later arrested 23-year-old Jessica Hawk for the hit-and-run accident.
The other auto accident was particularly horrific. A 38-year-old woman and her 6-year-old passenger were thrown from their Ford van just west of Sycamore Avenue on westbound 78. The woman and child were thrown into the eastbound lanes, where the woman was struck and killed by an eastbound driver. The child was taken to Children’s Hospital and said to have suffered major injuries.
For more information on this subject, please refer to the section on Car and Motorcycle Accidents.