SAN DIEGO, CA — A 55-year-old man was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries late Thursday after being hit by an SUV in San Diego’s Mission Valley area, reports The San Diego Union-Tribune.
San Diego Police said the incident occurred on Hotel Circle South, off Interstate 8, at around 11:30 p.m.
An early investigation indicates the man was walking eastbound on the shoulder of the road’s north side, near the westbound lanes. At one point, he attempted to run across the street in front of a westbound 2011 Honda CR-V but was struck by the car.
Medics rushed the patient to a nearby hospital with multiple injuries, including a skull fracture and a brain bleed.
The driver of the SUV, a 30-year-old man, was not reported hurt.
An investigation was underway, but officials said alcohol did not contribute to the crash.
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