An ambulance in San Diego. Photo by Megan Wood for inewsource

A teenage girl suffered life-threatening injuries when she was struck by a car that ran a red light in the Mission Beach area, police reported Monday.

The crash happened about 6:55 p.m. Sunday on West Mission Bay Drive east of Bayside Lane, San Diego Police Officer John Buttle said.

A 63-year-old man heading westbound in a 1998 Lexus sedan allegedly ran a red light outside the parking lot for Bonita Cove and struck a 17-year-old girl who was walking northbound inside a marked crosswalk just east of Bayside Lane, Buttle said.

The victim was taken to a hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries, including a brain bleed, multiple facial fractures and fractures in her right arm and right leg, the officer said.

The Lexus driver remained at the scene and intoxication was not a factor in the crash, Buttle said.

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