Man Badly Injured in Solo Crash, Hit-and-run Driver Flees
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (May 27, 2018) — A 79-year-old man is fighting for his life after a car he was a passenger in crashed into two parked cars in the 500 block of 47th Street, according to San Diego News 10.
The early Sunday morning crash was reported about 4:49 a.m, San Diego police said. The victim suffered a traumatic brain injury and is at the hospital on life support.
The woman driving the vehicle fled the scene on foot. Police are searching for the suspect who is believed to be in her 50s. Surveillance video caught images of the suspect wearing a purple shirt and jeans at a nearby convenience store.
Police believe the elderly man was asleep in the back seat without a seat belt on to restrain him. Also injured in the crash was a 39-year-old male passenger who was in the front seat. He suffered minor injuries and was treated by paramedics.
San Diego Accident Investigation
Police are investigating this collision and will eventually determine fault. At this time, it appears the woman driving this vehicle is responsible and may also face criminal charges for fleeing the crash scene and leaving behind her injured passengers.
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