2 injured by hit-and-run driver in Home Depot parking lot

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SAN MARCOS, Calif. — A man and a woman were injured in a Home Depot parking lot in San Marcos Sunday after being struck by a hit and run driver who remained at large, according to authorities.

The accident took place about 2:30 p.m. at the Home Depot lot located at 550 W. San Marcos Blvd., according to San Diego sheriff’s Sgt. Mike Gildersleeve.

Arriving deputies discovered a 65-year-old woman laying on the pavement and a 60-year-old man comforting her, Gildersleeve said.

The victims were related but the department did not disclose how.

The victims said they were walking in the lot when they were hit from behind by a late model Ford Explorer or Expedition, Gildersleeve continued.

Witnesses told deputies the driver was a young Hispanic man wearing dark clothing. The driver then fled eastbound from the parking lot.

The woman was taken to Palomar Medical Center in serious condition with head trauma that includes bleeding on the brain, bilateral hip fractures and bruises to her chest. The man suffered minor cuts and pain in his lower extremities, Gildersleeve said.

Anyone with information on the driver was asked to call the sheriff’s department at 858-565-5200. Tipsters also can call Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.