SLO County Roundup

San Luis Obispo

A man riding an electric scooter was killed Saturday morning in San Luis Obispo after he was hit by a pickup truck, according to the CHP.

The man — identified only as a John Doe — died at French Hospital Medical Center of a head injury, authorities said.

He was riding the scooter east along Los Ranchos Road just after 10:30 a.m. when he went into the intersection with Highway 227, running the red light, according to a CHP report.

Christopher S. King, 22, of Pismo Beach — driving his Isuzu pickup south about 55 to 60 mph — swerved left and hit his brakes, but the front of his truck struck the left side of the scooter, the CHP said.

The man was thrown off the scooter and struck the pickup’s windshield before landing on the ground, according to the CHP.

— Antonio A. Prado


A fire destroyed a house and killed two dogs in Nipomo late Friday night, according to County/Cal Fire.

A blaze escaping a fireplace caused the fire just before 11 p.m. off Pomeroy Road and Calimex Place, about a mile north of Tefft Street, Cal Fire reported.

Two people got out uninjured, but the 2,500-square-foot, two story home was a total loss, according to Cal Fire.

The agency estimated damage to the home at $500,000, plus $100,000 for its contents.

— Antonio A. Prado

SLO County

The county Public Health Department has announced there will be more swine flu vaccinations available in clinics at its locations in Grover Beach, San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles.

The clinics will be held on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 3 to 6 p.m. Anyone seeking a vaccination must make appointments by calling 781-5500.

The clinics are only vaccinating high-risk individuals, as defined by the federal Centers for Disease Control including: pregnant women, caregivers of infants under 6 months old; those between 6 months and 24 years in age; health care workers; and older adults with conditions such as asthma, diabetes and neuromuscular disease.

— Sally Connell