Hit-and-run driver sends 2 scooter riders to the hospital

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SAN DIEGO – A man was in custody Monday night in connection with a hit-and-run crash downtown that sent two people to the hospital with serious injuries, according to authorities.

The crash involving a Bird electric scooter happened at 4:07 a.m. at Market and 13th streets, according to the San Diego Police Department. The scooter carrying two people was headed east on Market when a white Ford Explorer turning south onto 13th hit it head-on.

Paramedics rushed two victims, a 22-year-old man and 21-year-old woman, to an area hospital. Their injuries were not considered life-threatening, officials said.

Police had been looking for an SUV with front-end damage. A vehicle matching that description was spotted by a FOX 5 news crew Monday afternoon. Our team alerted police and officers detained the driver for questioning.

No further details were available.

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