Police: Driver takes off on foot after hitting 2 teens


SAN DIEGO — An 18-year-old suffered life-threatening injuries and a second teen was hurt when a driver crashed into them early Thursday near Liberty Station.

The two 18-year-olds, both males, were walking along the east curb near 2900 Rosecrans Street just before 4:40 a.m. when they were hit by a Kia Forte in the right turn lane, the San Diego Police Department said in an afternoon news release.

First responders took the teens to UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest, where one teen was said to be in life-threatening condition. The second teen had minor injuries, according to police.

The driver of the Kia, a 21-year-old woman whose name has not been released, left the crash site on foot, SDPD said. She appeared to be under the influence of alcohol when officers took her into custody approximately two blocks away, police said.

Eastbound Rosecrans Street was shut down as officers investigated. SDPD’s traffic division is working to learn what led up to the crash and anyone with information was asked to call police or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

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