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Man on scooter suffers "brain bleed" in crash with Toyota Prius

Posted at 9:00 AM, Dec 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-16 12:01:14-05

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A 30-year-old man riding a scooter in the Gaslamp community of San Diego suffered a "brain bleed" when he rode through a red light and broadsided a Toyota Prius that had the green light, entering into the intersection, a police officer said today.

The crash occurred a little before 11:10 p.m. Saturday in the 900 block of 4th Avenue, said Officer Robert Heims of the San Diego Police Department.

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The Prius, driven by a 47-year-old woman, was going southbound in the number 3 lane, in the 900 block of 4th Avenue and entering the intersection, when the scooter, going eastbound along the south sidewalk, ran the red light and broadsided the Prius, Heims said.

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The scooter rider, who suffered a serious injury, was transported to an area hospital with a "brain bleed," he said.

Alcohol was not a factor, Heims said.