SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8/CNS) - A 20-year-old man first thought to be a teenager was rushed to a hospital Thursday morning after he was struck by a vehicle in San Diego's Chollas View neighborhood, police said.
A distraught bus driver from the San Diego Unified School District reported the crash a little after 7:15 a.m. at Market and 45th streets, telling her supervisor over a radio that the man "flew up in the air" after being hit by a car. The bus driver pleaded with her supervisor to notify police quickly, reporting that the boy was breathing but appeared to be badly injured and bleeding from a head injury as witnesses rushed to help.
Emergency personnel found the victim bleeding from head and face injuries. He was treated at a hospital for lacerations and a fractured collarbone, SDPD public-information Officer Joshua Hodge said.
The SDUSD bus driver told her supervisor the man had the right of way and was crossing the street in a crosswalk when a car ran a red light and hit him. Martinez could not immediately confirm the details of the crash.
Investigators confirmed that the involved motorist -- whose name was not released -- ran a stoplight at the road crossing, Hodge said.
The vehicle involved stayed on scene, Martinez said. The man suffered a head injury and broken bones.
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