A man suspected of shoplifting at a Kohl’s department store in Eastvale was injured Saturday when he ran onto the Ontario (15) Freeway while fleeing sheriff’s deputies.

The alleged grand theft was reported to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department at 3:39 p.m. by the Kohl’s store in the 12300 block of Limonite Avenue, according to Deputy W. Brito-Gonzalez.

Two men were reported stealing merchandise from the store and they ran in two different directions when deputies arrived, she said.

One man ran onto the southbound Ontario Freeway where he was struck by a vehicle, Brito-Gonzalez said. The California Highway Patrol described it as a silver sedan.

Paramedics took the injured man to a hospital, where his condition was not available, she said.

Deputies conducted a perimeter search for the second suspect but he got away, Brito-Gonzalez said.

The investigation continued, she said.

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