Man suffers badly broken leg after getting hit by a car while crossing the street in Little Italy

Victim crossed against light
Posted at 7:50 AM, Feb 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-15 10:50:13-05

One of two men attempting to cross a street in Little Italy early Wednesday was struck by a car and injured, police said.

The 27-year-old victim stepped into the path of a westbound Mercedes-Benz that had entered the intersection of Columbia and West Hawthorne streets on a green light shortly after 3:30 a.m., San Diego police Officer Dino Delimitros said.

The victim suffered a fractured leg in the crash. Delimitros said the injury was not considered life-threatening.