Driver arrested on suspected DUI after gravely injuring pedestrian in Pacific Beach

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The driver, a 24-year-old woman, was arrested; the 55-year-old pedestrian suffered life-threatening injuries


A 24-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of felony drunken driving after she hit a pedestrian with her Jeep in Pacific Beach late Saturday night, leaving the man with life-threatening injuries, authorities said.

Paramedics rushed the pedestrian, a 55-year-old man who suffered a fractured pelvis, to a hospital, San Diego police said.

The man was walking east in the north crosswalk, at the intersection of Mission Boulevard and Thomas Avenue, when he was struck a little before midnight. The Jeep was going north in the fast lane of Mission Boulevard when the collision occurred.

The driver drove a short distance before stopping and being arrested, police said.

The San Diego Police Department urged anyone with any information regarding the crash to call Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.