Street Racing Crash Injures Pedestrian in El Cerrito

Flying glass from the collision between a racing vehicle and a parked car injured a man walking nearby officials said.

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NBC 7's Elena Gomez reports from University Avenue in El Cerrito where the driver involved in illegal street racing crashed into a parked car, police said. (Published Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014)

A driver racing with another car in El Cerrito collided with a parked car and sent debris flying, injuring a man walking nearby, officials say.

A San Diego Police officer saw two vehicles racing eastbound on University Avenue near Winona Avenue around 11:30 p.m. Monday.

About three blocks later, one of the drivers lost control while switching lanes and crashed into a parked car.

Flying glass from the collision hit a man walking near the parked car. The pedestrian was taken to a nearby hospital with cuts on his arm.

Officers closed down University Avenue near Shiloh Avenue where the racing car came to rest.

The 30-year-old man behind the wheel was transported to Mercy Hospital with head injuries. No word on his condition.

The driver of other vehicle fled eastbound on University Avenue, police said.