Man seriously hurt when car crashes into street sweeper


Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story contained incorrect information from police about which driver was injured. The Acura driver was hurt and the story has been corrected.

SAN DIEGO — A crash between a street sweeper and car early Tuesday left one driver seriously hurt in the Allied Gardens neighborhood, police said.

The collision was reported around 5 a.m. at 7300 Mission Gorge Road, according to the San Diego Police Department Watch Commander’s log.

Authorities said a 34-year-old man was driving westbound on Mission Gorge Road when his vehicle crashed into the back of the street sweeper. According to SDPD, the driver of the car did not see the street sweeper.

The 34-year-old man driving the Acura suffered a broken sternum, fractured ribs and internal injuries that will require surgery, police said.

Traffic Investigations responded to the incident, saying alcohol was not a factor.

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