Woman found lying in street after being hit by car

SAN DIEGO — A woman is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries after being struck by a car.

It happened at 60th Street and El Cajon Boulevard in the El Cerrito neighborhood around 6:45 a.m. Friday.

The 61-year-old woman was seen lying in the middle of the street after she was struck by a gray Toyota Corolla while walking across the street, witnesses said.

Officer Tony Martinez with the San Diego Police Department said the victim suffered two broken legs and major head trauma. She was transported to a hospital for treatment of her injuries.

Westbound lanes from 59th to College Avenue were shut down for about an hour as authorities investigated the crash.

The cause of the crash was under investigation. Authorities said neither drugs nor alcohol played a role in the crash.

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