Publish Date: 2023/07/28
SAN DIEGO, CA — A man had to be extricated early Friday after his car was hit by another vehicle and sent off State Route 905 in south San Diego, reports ABC10 News.
The incident occurred on the Exit 2C ramp connecting westbound SR-905 to northbound Interstate 805, in the area between Otay Mesa and Ocean View Hills. It was first reported shortly before 4:00 a.m.
Authorities said the man was driving a Mini Cooper on the ramp when the car was hit another vehicle whose driver continued away from the scene without stopping. The impact of the crash sent the Mini Cooper off the roadway, leaving its driver trapped.
Responding crews with San Diego Fire-Rescue worked for nearly 45 minutes, implementing Jaws of Life extrication tools to remove the victim from the wreckage. He was then transported to Scripps Mercy Hospital with injuries considered non-life-threatening.
No other injuries were reported, and no other occupants appear to have been involved.
The California Highway Patrol continues to investigate and search for the hit-and-run driver.
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