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Coca-Cola Driver Injured in Hit-and-Run in Southcrest, Driver Also Shears Hydrant

A Coca-Cola delivery truck driver was taken to the hospital after being injured in a hit-and-run in Southcrest on Tuesday afternoon.

The incident occurred at approximately 3:07 p.m. on S 36th Street and National Avenue.

"The guy was unloading Coke, taking in into the store and I guess [the driver] came around the corner and plowed into him," said witness Linda Baker.

According to the San Diego Police Department (SDPD), the victim was taken to UCSD Hospital. He suffered a dislocated wrist.

Police say the driver of the suspect vehicle also sheared a water hydrant.

As of 3:58 p.m., a possible suspect vehicle found at Ocean View Boulevard and Olivewood Terrace, just few blocks away from the scene of the incident. A man was also detained by police in connection to the hit-and-run.

Police say the 23-year old may have been driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Rain is not considered to be a factor in this incident.

No other information was immediately available.

Check back for updates on this breaking news story. 

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