Man Walking Under the Influence Struck by Car

The collision happened around 7:15 p.m. Wednesday

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    A pedestrian under the influence of alcohol was struck after walking in front of a moving car in Rancho Penasquitos Wednesday night, police confirmed.

    Police said the collision occurred around 7:15 p.m. on Rancho Penasquitos Road and eastbound State Route 56. The 51-year-old male pedestrian walked in front of a moving 2006 Mazda and sustained serious head trauma.

    Medics transported the man to Scripps La Jolla for treatment. Police said he is in critical condition.

    The 36-year-old driver of the Mazda remained at the scene and was questioned by police.

    The investigation is ongoing. Check back for updates.