Deputies investigating DUI-related serious injury collision in Solana Beach

Deputies from the North Coastal Sheriff’s Station are investigating a serious injury collision that is Driving Under the Influence (DUI) related.

On June 18, 2016, at about 6:45 p.m., a 2016 Honda Civic, being driven by a 24-year-old female resident of Carlsbad, was traveling northbound on Camino del Mar. The vehicle went off the roadway at the four-way intersection of North Highway 101 and Via de la Valle, in the city of Solana Beach, and onto the sidewalk. The vehicle struck an 11-year-old boy and a 39-year-old man, who were on their bicycles with a group of family and friends at the time of the collision.

The suspect continued driving and was followed by a witness to where she stopped at South Sierra Avenue and Linda Mar Drive, in the city of Solana Beach. Deputies contacted the suspect and ultimately arrested her for felony DUI and hit and run. She was transported to the Vista Detention Facility, where she was booked into jail.

The boy was transported via ambulance to Rady Children’s Hospital with injuries to his leg. The man was taken to Scripps La Jolla Hospital with serious head injuries. The collision is being investigated by the North Coastal Sheriff’s Station Traffic Division.

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