News: Driver critically hurt as stolen vehicle crashes in Oak Park

SAN DIEGO, CA — At least two people were injured, one critically, due to a crash Saturday afternoon in San Diego’s Oak Park neighborhood, reports Times of San Diego.

The collision occurred in the 5800 block of College Grove Drive at around 5:00 p.m.

According to San Diego Police, a woman was behind the wheel of a charcoal-gray 2002 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck when it traveled off the right of the roadway, hit the south curb, and slammed into a light pole.

The driver suffered life-threatening injuries, including an open fracture to her right ankle and internal bleeding. She was rushed to a local hospital where her condition remains undisclosed.

One of her passengers, a 39-year-old man, was transported to a hospital with a fractured right knee and dislocated left hip.

Another person who was in the pickup truck at the time of the wreck fled the scene on foot. It is unclear whether they have since been identified or located. Officials said the pickup truck had been reported stolen prior to the crash.

No further details have been released at this time.


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