Publish Date: 2022/01/27
SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CA — At least one person was injured Thursday evening in a hit-and-run collision on California Highway 54 near Chula Vista, according to California Highway Patrol.
The incident occurred on the eastbound highway just west of Interstate 805 and was first reported by CHP shortly after 5:00 p.m.
Details are limited, but the reporting party told authorities a driver in a red Ford F-150 pickup truck hit his gray Lexus IS 350 as he entered SR-54. Early reports also suggest the suspect struck the center divider in the incident.
The CHP traffic incident page indicates the male suspect, believed to be in his 40s, fled the scene on foot shortly after. He was last seen running toward the National City Bridge.
As of this writing, authorities have not confirmed the number of people hurt or the extent of their injuries.
A tow truck was en route to clear the suspect’s Ford F-150 from the scene.
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