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Pedestrian critically hurt by hit-and-run driver in University City

Publish Date: 2023/07/14

SAN DIEGO, CA — A man was left critically injured early Friday after a hit-and-run pedestrian crash in San Diego’s University City neighborhood, reports FOX 5 San Diego.

The incident occurred in the 8500 block of Genesee Avenue, at around 1:24 a.m.

According to the San Diego Police Department, the male pedestrian was crossing the roadway illegally, walking from the east curb toward the west curb. He was struck by a southbound driver in a red Kia who continued traveling away from the scene.

The victim, who suffered life-threatening injuries, was rushed by ambulance to an area hospital. No updates on his condition have been released at this time.

SDPD officials said the striking Kia was eventually found abandoned a short distance away from the crash site.

The incident is currently under investigation by the department’s Traffic Division, and a search for the hit-and-run driver remains ongoing.

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