Pregnant Woman Injured in Suspected Drunk Driving Crash

By Monica Garske
|  Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014  |  Updated 11:34 AM PDT
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Pregnant Woman Injured in Suspected DUI Crash

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A pregnant woman was seriously injured in a suspected drunk driving crash in the Mission Valley area Monday night, officials confirmed.

The collision happened just after 10 p.m. in the 2300-block of Hotel Circle South.

San Diego police said a 43-year-old man – believed to be driving under the influence of alcohol – drove his Ford truck across multiple lanes, hitting another vehicle head-on.

In all, officials said four people were injured in the crash, including a pregnant woman who suffered a fractured spine and broken ribs. A male passenger sustained a fractured spine and broken bones as well. Four people were transported to local hospitals.

Officials said the man suspected of driving drunk sustained minor injuries, including some cuts and lacerations. He was arrested and booked into jail. The suspect's name was not released.

A SigAlert was issued and the road was shut down overnight for several hours following the crash.

The current condition of the pregnant victim is unknown. Check back for updates.

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