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Dog killed, 2 people hospitalized after collision with taxi driver

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Posted at 6:58 AM, Aug 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-07 08:49:00-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A dog was killed and two pedestrians were injured after being struck by a taxi Sunday morning, according to San Diego police.

The incident occurred around 5:21 a.m. as the Green Cab driver was headed southbound on Fairmount Avenue from eastbound Interstate 8, police said.

A man and woman and their German Shepherd dog were crossing the street when they were struck by the cab, and police said that the collision caused the man to "penetrated the windshield of the cab."

Police told 10News reporter Matt Boone that there is no crosswalk in the area.

The 23-year-old woman suffered a head injury, and police said the 32-year-old man suffered a leg fracture and life-threatening brain bleed. Both were taken to the hospital for treatment.

Police confirmed the dog died at the scene.

Police said the uninjured taxi driver called police to report the collision. The Toyota Prius taxi had significant front-end damage and its windshield was shattered.

The eastbound I-8 off-ramp to Fairmount Ave. was temporarily closed while San Diego Police conducted an investigation. It re-opened around 9:30 a.m.