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Passenger ejected from vehicle in East Village rollover crash

Posted at 6:33 AM, Jun 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-15 09:42:01-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — A suspected DUI driver overturned his car while speeding in the East Village, sending a passenger flying from the vehicle and facing life-threatening injuries.

A 23-year-old man was driving a 2004 Toyota Prius "at a high rate of speed" eastbound on Market St. just before midnight Friday, according to San Diego Police. As he turned left to continue northbound on 7th Ave., he struck the curb and his Toyota overturned.

A 24-year-old man sitting in the passenger's seat was ejected from the vehicle and suffered life-threatening injuries, including a crushed pelvis and internal bleeding. They were in critical condition Saturday morning, according to police.

The driver suffered a laceration to his forehead, police said.

Police believe alcohol was a factor in the crash.