University City collision
Police on scene at Costa Verde Center in University City after a woman walking through the parking lot was struck by a car. Photo: OnSceneTV

A woman walking through a University City parking lot was hit by a car Sunday afternoon and sustained life-threatening injuries in the crash, according to San Diego police.

A 38-year-old male driver behind the wheel of a Hyundai sedan entered the Costa Verde Center at 4200 Esplanade Court shortly before 1 p.m. and collided with the woman, believed to be in her 30s.

The woman sustained serious head wounds in the crash and was rushed to a nearby hospital. Her immediate condition is unknown.

The shopping center is adjacent to the busy Westfield UTC mall.

Drugs and alcohol were not involved in the crash, according to San Diego police.