Adult, teen pedestrians struck by suspected drunk driver in Riverside

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Monday, July 27, 2015

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (KABC) -- An adult and a teenage boy in Riverside were injured after being struck by a suspected drunk driver early Monday morning.

The crash occurred around 2 a.m. at Tyler Street and California Avenue, according to Riverside police.

Investigators said the suspect was involved in a domestic altercation at his home, got into his car and crashed into a fire hydrant.

The suspect kept driving after shearing the hydrant, drove over a curb and crashed into the two victims, who were walking along a sidewalk.

The two pedestrians were transported to Loma Linda University Medical Center to be treated for injuries not believed to be life-threatening.

The suspect was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, domestic violence and hit-and-run, regarding the hydrant crash.

The identities of those involved in the incident were not immediately released.

City News Service contributed to this report.