Police: Drunk man walking in middle of street hit by car, hospitalized

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SAN DIEGO — A 35-year-old man suffered severe facial injuries requiring reconstructive surgery Wednesday when he was hit by a car while walking in the middle of a San Diego street.

Police say the man was under the influence of alcohol and was “traversing eastbound in the westbound #2 lane of 10800 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard” at about 7:40 p.m. Wednesday when he was struck by a 2007 Toyota Yaris.

The man was taken to Sharp Memorial Hospital where his injuries, though serious, were not considered life-threatening.

The driver of the Toyota, a 51-year-old woman, was driving on suspended license, according to police.

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