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Man hospitalized after being hit by pickup truck in Southcrest

Publish Date: 2023/08/15

SAN DIEGO, CA — A 46-year-old man was seriously hurt Monday night when he was struck by a vehicle while crossing a road in San Diego’s Southcrest neighborhood, reports ABC10 News.

The San Diego Police Department said the incident occurred in the 3700 block of National Avenue. Officers were dispatched to the scene at about 10:08 p.m.

According to investigators, the male pedestrian was crossing south on National Avenue and was in the westbound lane when he was hit by a driver in a 2020 GMC Sierra. The driver then veered to the left of the roadway and struck a wall with the pickup truck before continuing away from the scene.

The victim, who suffered a collapsed lung and several fractures, was rushed to an area hospital.

Authorities said the striking pickup was later located and recovered from the 3600 block of Logan Avenue, where it was abandoned. No information on the hit-and-run driver has been made available at this time.

The SDPD’s traffic division continues to investigate the incident and search for the suspect. Anyone with relevant information is urged to contact investigators at 858-495-7800. Crime Stoppers can also be reached at 888-580-8477.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

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