SAN DIEGO, CA — A 79-year-old woman was hospitalized Sunday night after a pedestrian crash involving a distracted driver in San Diego’s Midway District, reports ABC10 News.
The incident took place in the 3500 block of Midway Drive at around 9;30 p.m.
According to the San Diego Police Department, a 58-year-old man was behind the wheel of a 2019 Dodge when his attention was drawn to a sign for the nearby Broken Yolk restaurant. When the man looked back at the roadway, he quickly hit the brakes and swerved left, but the Dodge hit the woman, who was walking in the roadway.
Authorities said the female pedestrian collided with the Dodge’s windshield. She was transported to a local hospital with a fracture to her pelvis and a laceration on the head.
An investigation remains underway, but the SDPD has determined that alcohol and drugs were not factors in the event.
No charges have been reported at this time.
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