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San Diego County, California — July 1, 2013

Officials say two motorists sustained injuries after their vehicle struck a fire hydrant in San Diego Tuesday morning.

According to the San Diego Fire Department, an unidentified motorist was traveling in his vehicle near the intersection of Market Street and Roswell Street when he lost control, left the roadway, and struck a fire hydrant and an electrical box. The impact caused both occupants to be trapped within the vehicle for an extended amount of time.

The driver was hospitalized with unspecified injuries. His passenger was treated at the scene. Their identities have not been released.

Officials are conducting an ongoing investigation to determine the cause of this incident.

The California Department of Motor Vehicles reports that 2,739 people were killed and 229,354 people were injured statewide in collisions in 2010. This includes motorists, bicyclists, pedestrians, and motorcyclists.

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