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Intoxicated man hit by car, injured in Temecula

A map shows the intersection of Winchester and Ynez roads in Temecula.

January 4, 2014 12:00:00 AM PST
A man who police say was intoxicated has been hospitalized after being hit by a car in Temecula.

Police responded to a report of an intoxicated person near businesses in the area of Winchester and Ynez roads around 6 p.m. Friday. Police said upon arrival, an officer found the 33-year-old Murrieta man loitering. The officer made verbal contact with the man before he fled, police said.

The man ran across eastbound lanes of Winchester Road. He then attempted to cross westbound lanes when he was hit by a vehicle.

The man had major injuries and was taken to a local hospital, where is receiving treatment, police said. He will not be charged.

The driver of the car that hit the man was interviewed and released.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Temecula Police Department at (951) 696-3000.