A 25-year-old woman was seriously injured Sunday morning when she was struck by a hit-and-run driver doing “donuts” in the middle of an intersection in Sorrento Valley, the San Diego Police reported.
The accident occurred a little after midnight during a street takeover at the intersection of Carroll Canyon and Scranton Roads.
“The vehicle did a wide ‘donut’ and the crowd moved north to avoid being hit,” said Officer Robert Heims. “The pedestrian did not move and was struck by the vehicle.”
The vehicle was described as a dark or blue sedan with two chrome exhaust pipes coming out of the left rear side. It may have sustained damage to the right rear quarter panel.
The victim was transported to Scripps Memorial Hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Every weekend for the last several months, car clubs have been converging in areas like Sorrento Valley, Mira Mesa and Kearny Mesa for the takeovers, in which they block the intersections and do donuts, or race up and down the street.
Police urged anyone with information regarding the crash to call San Diego Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.
City News Service and OnScene.TV contributed to this article.