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A hit-and-run driver struck two pedestrians Sunday afternoon in the parking lot of a Home Depot store in San Marcos, said San Diego County sheriff‘s deputies (SDSO).

It happened at about 2:30 p.m. in the 500 block of West San Marcos Boulevard, according to Lt. Dave Schaller. The couple were hit as they walked through the parking lot, by what witnesses described as a Hispanic man in his 20s driving a white Ford Explorer, Schaller said.

After smashing into the pedestrians, the suspect headed eastbound to flee the parking lot.

The 65-year-old woman was taken to a hospital  with serious head trauma, including bleeding on the brain, bilateral pelvic fractures and wounds. Deputies said her injuries were serious but not life-threatening.

Her 60-year-old husband was not hospitalized but complained of scrapes and pain in the lower half of his body. Both victims were treated at the scene by San Marcos Paramedics until the woman was taken to Palomar Medical Center for further help.

It was currently unknown whether alcohol played a role in the crash, said deputies. An investigation is underway from the San Marcos Traffic Division. No further information was available yet.

City News Service contributed to this article.

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