Driver flees scene after early morning head-on

A driver crossed the center line on San Pasqual Valley Road and struck an oncoming car early today, then ran off, a police sergeant said.

The Nissan Juke was headed east when it crossed into oncoming traffic in the 16600 block of San Pasqual Valley Road east of the San Diego Wild Animal Park around 12:30 a.m., striking a westbound Toyota Echo, San Diego police Sgt. David Jennings said. The Toyota’s driver suffered several broken ribs and a deep cut to the knee, he said.

The Nissan’s driver got out of his wrecked vehicle and ran away, Jennings said. Police described him as Hispanic, about 5 feet 7 and 180 pounds, with a heavy build. He was wearing a dark T-shirt and jeans.

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Posted by Maureen Robertson on Apr 29 2013. Filed under News, Ramona, Sheriff/Fire. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

4 Comments for “Driver flees scene after early morning head-on”

  1. Round'em Up

    This hit & run BS is becoming standard operating procedure for the illegal/uninsured/unlicensed driver.

  2. Don Kedick

    This crash and dash mentality has really caught on. Drunks, uninsured, unlicensed, and illegal drivers have all become track stars.

  3. Sandra

    Was this the treacherous road down to Escondido from Ramona? Sheesh! What a nightmare for real.

  4. bginsc

    Driver's licenses have mag strips on them, just like credit cards. Perhaps cars should be made so that a license has to be "swiped" in a reader in order to run… so if the driver runs after a crash, the police can see who was driving. (of course, you'd have to come up with a way to make the mag strip on licenses forgery proof…) Just a suggestion, but as others have said, this crash and dash mentality of drunk, illegal, unlicensed &/or uninsured drivers has got to be stopped somehow.

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