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Woman walking dog seriously hurt after being hit by car in North Park

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Posted at 7:53 AM, Jul 21, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-21 10:53:54-04

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A 25-year-old woman walking her dog suffered life-threatening injuries when she was struck by a BMW in the North Park neighborhood of San Diego, police said Thursday.

San Diego Police Department officers were called just before 9 p.m. Wednesday to the 4400 block of Illinois Street where they learned the woman was walking her dog eastbound on Illinois Street when her dog pulled her into the street and she was struck by a 2003 BMW Z4 driven southbound by a 61-year-old man, said Officer Robert Heims.

The pedestrian was taken to a hospital with serious injuries, including a brain bleed, a fractured left tibia and fibula and various lacerations and abrasions.

Her injuries are life-threatening, Heims said.

The department's Traffic Division is investigating the collision and anyone with information related to it was asked to call 858-495-7800 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.