SAN DIEGO — An alleged shoplifter was running from a Kohl’s department store Saturday evening when she ran into the road and was hit by a car, authorities said.
The crash happened around 6:23 p.m. along Balboa Avenue between Genesee Avenue and Mount Abernathy Avenue.
According to Officer Robert Heims with the San Diego Police Department, a 39-year-old woman was running from a Kohl’s department store after shoplifting. As members of the store’s loss prevention team chased her, the woman ran into the road in front of a 2011 Kia Soul and was hit.
The driver of the Kia, a 28-year-old woman, stayed at the scene. Neither drugs nor alcohol were considered to be factors in the crash, Heims said.
Police said the alleged shoplifter was taken to a hospital with serious injures, including a broken pelvis.
Anyone with information on the incident was asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.