A man was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and hit-and-run Wednesday after allegedly crashing a flatbed truck on a Linda Vista street at high speed and fleeing the scene of the wreck, in which his two passengers were ejected onto the roadway.

The 29-year-old motorist, whose name was not immediately available, lost control of the westbound 1991 GMC work vehicle in the 2900 block of Genesee Avenue upon encountering cars stopped at

Police lights. Photo by Chris Stone

a red light at Park Mesa Parkway shortly before 10 a.m., according to San Diego police.

The truck skidded and overturned, hurling out the two men riding alongside the driver, SDPD Officer Frank Cali said.

The motorist then allegedly pulled a U-turn and drove off to the east.

One of the passengers suffered fractured ribs and a collapsed lung, and the other was left with bruises and scrapes, Cali said. Medics took both men, ages 55 and 29, respectively, to a hospital.

Officers found the driver nearby and took him into custody, Cali said.

–City News Service

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