Publish Date: 2021/11/17
SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CA — At least one person was hurt Wednesday afternoon in a hit-and-run crash on Interstate 5 near Chula Vista’s Mid-Bayfront area, according to California Highway Patrol.
The multi-vehicle incident was reported on the northbound lanes of I-5 south of California Highway 54 shortly before 2:33 p.m.
According to CHP, a woman was driving a white 2003 Ford Ranger north when a black truck merged into her lane and appeared to sideswipe her pickup on purpose. The woman told officers she may have hit a gray sedan as a result of the first collision, but its driver did not pull over.
Responding officers arrived to find the woman’s pickup at rest in a nearby gore point.
CHP has not confirmed the number of people hurt or the extent of their injuries, but an ambulance was en route to the scene.
No further information has been released on the causing driver or the fleeing driver, who was last seen going northbound in the far left lane just south of E Street.
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