Police Searching For Hit-And-Run Driver In PB CrashMay 1, 2012 No Comments
SAN DIEGO — Police on Tuesday are searching for a hit-and-run driver who hit at least two vehicles in Pacific Beach.
The incident occurred at about 8 p.m. in the 2500 block of Pico Place. According to police, a truck crashed into a car parked on the street. A neighbor heard the noise and came outside.
“[The driver] said, ‘Yeah, I hit your car.’ So, I thanked him. I said, ‘Great, let’s collect your insurance info,” said Matthew Motl, who snapped cell phone photos of the truck that slammed into his parked car.
Motl said the man smelled of alcohol and became nervous when the police were mentioned.
“I just tried to play it cool – as shaken up as I was – because I was afraid he might bolt,” said Motl.
That is exactly what the driver did.
“I said, ‘I’m going to call the police if you don’t give me your information’ and at that point, he got into his vehicle and slammed on the gas and took off,” said Motl. “And as he was speeding away, he ended up t-boning this vehicle over here at 30 to 40 miles per hour.”
The impact caused that vehicle, a Jeep, to crash into a parked SUV. A woman inside the Jeep was taken to a hospital with minor injuries and was later released.
Police said the truck driver never slowed down and is still on the run. Police added that they do have a good idea of who the driver is, thanks to Motl’s cell phone pictures. They hope to have an arrest by the end of Tuesday night.
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