Car plows into group of Fiesta Island bicyclists

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A wrong-way driver plows into cyclists riding along Fiesta Island.

SAN DIEGO — A wrong way driver suspected of being under the influence of drugs crashed into a group of bicyclists Tuesday evening on Fiesta Island, leaving one rider with broken bones and internal injuries and seven others less severely hurt.

The 49-year-old woman driving the Geo Prism that plowed through the group of 20 riders shortly before 6:30 p.m. in the 1000 block of Fiesta Island Road was also injured, San Diego police Officer Dino Delimitros said.

The driver is expected to face drugged driving charges on her release from a hospital, Delimitros said. Her name was not immediately released.

Of the eight riders who were injured, one suffered broken ribs, a fractured vertebrae and internal injuries, Delimitros said. The other seven riders sustained minor to moderate injuries, he said.