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CARLSBAD: Man, 48, Critically Injured in Hit-and-Run Collision on 5 Freeway

Victim Struck by Pickup while Assisting Another Motorist

5 Freeway hit-and-run crash Carlsbad 6/24

California Highway Patrol said the man pulled onto the shoulder of the northbound 5 Freeway, south of Palomar Airport Road, to help a friend whose vehicle broke down. He was standing in front of his car when a pickup truck drove onto the shoulder and struck him.

The victim was rushed to a trauma center with injuries described as life-threatening. His name has not been yet disclosed.

Meanwhile, CHP affirmed that the pickup driver fled toward the Palomar Airport Road exit. The vehicle was described as a newer-model, white Toyota Tacoma with right front and possibly right side damage, and apparently sustained a flat tire on the right side.

CHP located, arrested and identified the suspect as 37-year-old Sean Michael Christiansen.


Our thoughts and prayers remain with the innocent man injured in this senseless incident. We wish the victim a swift and full recovery.

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