Woman, 21, suspected of DUI after car hits two teens walking in Loma Portal

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Police say the driver ran away after striking the two pedestrians, one of whom suffered life-threatening injuries.


A 21-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Nov. 11 after two teenage boys were hit by her car, leaving one with critical injuries, San Diego police said.

The driver was heading north on Rosecrans Street near Lytton Street in the Loma Portal neighborhood shortly before 4:40 a.m. when her Kia Forte ran into the two pedestrians, police said.

The driver was in the right-turn lane of Rosecrans at the time. The teens also were heading north.

After the crash, police said, the woman left her vehicle and ran about two blocks before she was detained by officers. She was arrested on suspicion of DUI and hit-and-run.

Investigators believe one of the pedestrians was walking in the traffic lane when he was hit. He suffered life-threatening injuries, said Officer David O’Brien. The second teen was walking either on the side of the road or on the sidewalk when he was struck by the car. He suffered minor injuries, O’Brien said.

The name of the driver wasn’t immediately released.

— City News Service contributed to this report.


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