NATIONAL CITY, CA – A 47-year-old man sustained life-threatening injuries after being struck by a vehicle in National City while riding a scooter.
According to the San Diego Union Tribune, the victim was struck in the intersection of Nobel Drive and Regents Road around 2:20 p.m. He was riding a Bird rental scooter east on Nobel drive when he attempted to turn left against a red light.
He was hit by an eastbound Hyundai Elantra driven by a 58-year-old woman. He suffered life-threatening injuries, including a broken neck, soft tissue damage to his head and face, and a fractured right femur.
The driver was uninjured.
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