4-Year-Old Girl, Woman Injured in Rollover

Girl wasn't wearing seatbelt during accident: Officials

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    A four-year-old girl and woman were injured and man was arrested for felony DUI after the car they were riding in rolled over early morning Saturday in San Ysidro, said San Diego police.

    The accident happened at 7:10 a.m. when the Ford Explorer the victims were in was traveling northbound on Aldine Dr., said Sgt. Ray Battrick with SDPD.

    As the SUV began to merge onto Fairmont Ave it drifted to the right and struck a curb, Battrick said. The male driver then over corrected the vehicle, causing it to rollover several times.

    The girl, who was sitting in the back seat of the SUV without a car seat or seatbelt, was ejected from the vehicle and sustained several lacerations over her body, according to a media release.

    A two-year-old boy who was also riding in the vehicle inside a booster seat was uninjured during the accident, Battrick said.

    The woman, 23, was sitting in the front seat at the time of the accident and received an abrasion on her forearm as a result of the rollover.

    After arriving on the scene, officials arrested the 27-year-old driver for felony DUI, Battrick said.

    The girl was transported to a local hospital for numerous lacerations which required suturing and no word was given on the condition of the woman injured in the accident.

    Traffic Division is handling the investigation.