SAN DIEGO, CA – A motorcycle rider was struck and injured by a hit-and-run driver on Interstate 8 in the Mission Valley area on Thursday morning.
According to CHP, a white SUV struck a dirt bike on I-8 westbound near State Route 163 at about 9:20 a.m. The suspect’s vehicle, which resembled a Toyota 4Runner, left the scene, and the rider sitting on the side of the road.
Authorities had arrived and talked to the rider when he suddenly left the scene in another vehicle, despite his injuries. Officials described the man as a white male adult about 6 feet tall and were checking with local hospitals to see if he had sought treatment for road rash and other injuries.
It appeared that alcohol may have played a role in the accident.
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