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Driver, 17, strikes and critically injures pedestrian, 72, in Carmel Valley

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A 72-year-old woman was hospitalized with a brain bleed Thursday night, Nov. 7, after being struck by a teen driver earlier in the day in Carmel Valley, police said.

The victim was in a crosswalk at Edgewood Bend Court and Carmel Valley Road, just north of state Route 56, when she was struck by a Honda Ridgeline pickup about 3:05 p.m., according to San Diego police Officer John Buttle.

Medics took the victim to a hospital with a brain bleed and other injuries, Buttle said. She was admitted to the hospital in critical condition.

Officers at the scene evaluated the Ridgeline’s 17-year-old driver for possible drug impairment, but he was found not to be under the influence of marijuana or other drugs, Buttle said.

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Officers from the San Diego Police Department’s traffic division were investigating the crash.

— Alex Riggins is a reporter for The San Diego Union-Tribune


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