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Woman injured after speeding car hits building, parked vehicles in El Cerrito area

Posted at 8:10 AM, Oct 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-09 16:59:05-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- A woman was taken to the hospital after the car she was riding in -- which was believed to have been stolen -- struck a building and two parked vehicles in the El Cerrito area on Friday morning.

San Diego police said the collision happened at around 5:15 a.m. in the 5800 block of El Cajon Boulevard.

Witnesses told ABC 10News they saw a silver Honda Accord traveling at a high rate of speed, possibly reaching 100 MPH, when it lost control and collided with a building and parked cars, littering the area with debris and car parts.

Responding emergency crews pulled a female from the wreckage and took her to the hospital. Police said the woman suffered a broken hip and deep laceration on the back of her leg.

One witness said a man, believed to be the driver, was able to get out of the wrecked car and ran away from the scene. He was described as Black, in his 20s, wearing a black sweater and black pants.

According to police, as officers and emergency crews responded to the crash, a man called 911 to report his car that was left running outside of a business on El Cajon Boulevard was stolen.

Police told ABC 10News they believe the car in the crash was the same vehicle stolen a few blocks away.