SAN DIEGO, CA — A 42-year-old man was struck by a vehicle early Saturday after lying down in a roadway in San Diego’s Rolando Village neighborhood, reports FOX 5 San Diego.
The incident occurred in the 6300 block of El Cajon Boulevard at about 4:56 a.m.
According to the San Diego Police Department, the man was walking southbound on the road when he laid down across lane 1 of the roadway. Moments later, he was hit by a vehicle.
Authorities said the driver of the vehicle stopped to move the pedestrian out of the roadway but then fled scene before officers arrived.
The victim, who suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries, was rushed to an area hospital.
As of this writing, the SDPD has not released a description of the driver or the vehicle.
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