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72-Year-Old Woman Suspected of DUI, Hit-and-Run Is Arrested in RB

A bicyclist was struck and suffered a fractured spine, head injuries and fractured ribs.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

A 62-year-old bicyclist was hospitalized this weekend with serious injuries after she was struck in Rancho Bernardo by a 72-year-old woman who was driving under the influence and fled the scene only to be pulled over a short time later, police said.

The hit-and-run accident at Pomerado and Rancho Bernardo roads was reported at 4:42 p.m. Sunday, according to San Diego police Officer Dino Delimitros.

The older woman was driving a four-door Hyundai northbound on Pomerado Road when she struck the cyclist, he said, adding that the driver was arrested on suspicion of DUI after being stopped nearby a short time later.

The cyclist suffered a fractured spine, head injuries and fractured ribs, Delimitros said.

—City News Service

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