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San Diego police: Woman looking at GPS crashes scooter, fractures leg

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Posted at 8:23 AM, Apr 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-23 11:31:34-04

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A 46-year-old woman was hospitalized with a fractured femur after she glanced down at her cellphone's GPS map and crashed the electric scooter she was riding in the Mission Hills area, police said.

It happened around 9:30 p.m. Monday on Pacific Highway just south of Witherby Street and Interstate 5, San Diego police Officer John Buttle said.

The 46-year-old woman was riding an electric scooter northbound on Pacific Highway when she looked down at her cellphone's GPS map, lost control of the scooter and crashed, the officer said.

The woman was taken to a hospital for treatment of a fractured femur, which was not believed to be life-threatening, Buttle said.

Intoxication was not believed to have been a factor in the crash, Buttle said.