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

A 20-year-old man suffered serious injuries when the scooter he was riding collided with an SUV in the North Park area, police said Wednesday.

The crash happened about 10:55 p.m. Tuesday on Cypress Avenue near Park Boulevard, east of state Route 163, San Diego Police Officer John Buttle said.

A 62-year-old man driving a Chevrolet Trailblazer SUV entered westbound Cypress Avenue without yielding, Buttle said. At the same time, the victim was riding a motorized scooter southbound in the east lane of Park Boulevard and collided with the right front door of the westbound Chevy.

The victim was taken to a hospital for treatment of a fractured skull, a broken rib and contusions on both lungs, injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening, the officer said.

The SUV driver remained at the scene and was uninjured, Buttle said.

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