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3 Injured After Car Drives on Sidewalk in Cortez Hill: SDPD

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At least three people were injured after a car drove onto a sidewalk in the Cortez Hill neighborhood on Saturday afternoon, the San Diego Police Department said.

The incident happened on 6th Avenue and Cedar Street near Interstate 5 at around 12:30 p.m.

Police said the driver of the car, identified as a 58-year-old man, was traveling southbound on 6th Avenue in a grey Toyota Camry when he swerved to the left and drove onto the east sidewalk on 6th Avenue striking a light post and a parking meter.

Police said the two pedestrians were struck by debris from the collision. The driver stayed at the scene and was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries.

The two men were also taken to the hospital. One of the men sustained life-threatening internal injuries and the other sustained minor injuries.

The northbound offramp at 6th Avenue was closed during the investigation, police said.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information on the incident is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

No other information was available.

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