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Car strikes pedestrian, tree, newspaper stand in Ventura

Police say a 69-year-old woman struck a pedestrian with her car, went off road and knocked down a tree and newspaper stand on Saturday, July 21, 2012.

July 21, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
A man was hospitalized after being hit by a car in Ventura on Saturday morning.

Officials said the driver, a 69-year-old woman, hit the 31-year-old male pedestrian in the 2900 block of East Telegraph Road.

The man suffered serious injuries to his head and hip. The driver had neck and back pain.

Authorities said that after hitting the pedestrian, the car left the road, hit and knocked down a tree and a sidewalk newspaper stand.

Both the driver and pedestrian were taken to a hospital. Their condition was not known.

The cause of the accident was being investigated.