Pedestrian seriously hurt, 2 others injured in downtown sidewalk crash

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Correction: An earlier version of this story contained incorrect information about the driver and number of people hurt in the crash. The error has been corrected.

SAN DIEGO — A pedestrian is fighting for his life after a driver lost control and crashed onto the sidewalk outside a downtown San Diego barber shop Saturday afternoon, hurting two other people and also damaging the business, authorities said.

The crash happened around 12:30 p.m. near the intersection of Sixth Avenue and Cedar Street in the Cortez Hill area, according to San Diego Fire-Rescue. A 58-year-old man driving a grey Toyota Camry crashed onto the sidewalk, hitting the pedestrians and then colliding with a light post, parking meter, tree and barber shop.

It wasn’t clear what caused the man to lose control, but DUI was not suspected and he remained at the scene to speak with officers, according to San Diego Police Department. The driver was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

The victims, two men between the ages of 65-75 years old, were taken to the hospital after being injured by debris from the crash, SDPD confirmed. One of the pedestrians suffered life-threatening internal injuries while the other was minor.

The fire department shared a photo on Twitter of the car, which was pinned against the tree with a badly damaged front-end. Damage to the shop, called Barber Craft, wasn’t evident in the photo, but firefighters said the crash did about $10,000 in damage.

FOX 5’s Domenick Candelieri contributed to this story.

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