Publish Date: 2023/08/23
SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CA — A man was hospitalized with serious injuries Tuesday afternoon after being hit by an SUV that then crashed into a National City business, reports NBC San Diego.
National City Police Department officials said the incident occurred in the 1300 block of East Plaza Boulevard, from Palm to Highland avenues. Officers responded to the scene shortly after 3:30 p.m.
Preliminary details indicate a woman was behind the wheel of a Toyota RAV4 when, for reasons still being investigated, she lost control of the vehicle. The victim was walking along the roadway when he was struck by the vehicle, which went on to crash through the front window of Discount Tire Shop and come to rest completely inside the building.
The male pedestrian, who suffered a severe arm injury and was left heavily bleeding, was assisted by a good samaritan before emergency personnel arrived and transported the patient to a hospital.
The driver, who sustained minor injuries, was also taken to the hospital.
An investigation remains underway, but alcohol has been ruled out as a contributing factor.
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