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Pedestrian Hurt in Crash That Closed Busy Mira Mesa Intersection for Hours

A 79-year-old woman was seriously injured in a crash that shut down all four directions of a busy Mira Mesa intersection just west of Interstate 15 for hours on Tuesday, authorities said.

Traffic was completely halted at the intersection of Mira Mesa Boulevard and Black Mountain Road and a Sig Alert was issued just after 5:35 a.m., shortly after the crash occurred. 

The San Diego Police Department said the woman was walking northbound in the east crosswalk of Mira Mesa Boulevard just as a man was driving his car westbound on the same street.

The driver struck the pedestrian and the woman suffered several injuries, including a fractured pelvis and head injuries. She was taken to a local hospital. As of 2 p.m., police said the woman was expected to survive.

The accident is under investigation. Police said the woman was likely crossing the intersection against the light and in dark clothing when she was struck by the driver in the red four-door Acura.

The driver stayed at the scene and likely could not see the pedestrian until it was too late, the SDPD spokesperson said. 

Traffic could be seen snaking around the crash site until the area was reopened to traffic before 8 a.m. 

No other information was available.

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