A 27-year-old man was in custody Friday on suspicion of drunken driving and hit-and-run after a pickup truck struck a light pole that toppled over and hit a 68-year-old woman in Clairemont Mesa.
A 2006 Chevrolet Silverado was heading northbound in the 4800 block of Genesee Avenue about 3:35 p.m. when it veered to the left and struck a raised center median, then over corrected to the right, causing the pickup to roll over and strike a light pole, according to Officer Robert Heims of the San Diego Police Department.
The light pole separated at the base, struck the woman walking on the sidewalk and came to rest on the eves of a roof of a residence near the intersection of Genesse and Sauk avenues, Heims said.
The pedestrian sustained a deep cut to the back of her head and a scratch on her left arm. She was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Heims said.
The driver and a 25-year-old passenger allegedly ran from the truck after the accident.
The passenger had the skin torn off his right arm from wrist to elbow. He was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Heims said.
The driver, identified as Pedro Matias-Perez, was later arrested and booked on suspicion of DUI and felony hit-and-run.
— City News Service
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