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Abandoned crashed car found near Camp Pendleton

SAN DIEGO, CA – A vehicle was found abandoned and crashed near the train tracks close to Camp Pendleton South on Wednesday morning.

According to CHP, someone came upon the crashed vehicle next to the train tracks near the Stuart Mesa Mechanical Facility along I-5 at about 4:20 a.m. The vehicle was abandoned when the passerby called 911 but appeared to have come from I-5.

While a tow truck was called to the scene, crews searched the area for the driver of the car. After finding no one, they surmised that the driver, and any passengers, had fled the scene without reporting the damage they caused.

No other vehicles were involved.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Man injured by hit-and-run driver at Oceanside rest stop

SAN DIEGO, CA – A pedestrian was struck and injured by a hit-and-run driver at a rest stop along Interstate 5 in the Oceanside area on Wednesday morning.

According to CHP, the victim, a man, was walking back to his vehicle from the Aliso Creek Rest Area building at about 5 a.m. A driver was backing up and struck the pedestrian.

The driver then threw the car in gear and sped away from the scene.

The pedestrian was injured by the impact of the vehicle, but the extent of the injuries remains unclear.

A description of the hit-and-run driver’s car was not available.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Hit-and-run driver leaves La Jolla fire hydrant gushing

SAN DIEGO, CA – A fire hydrant was gushing water into the air after a hit-and-run driver sheared off in the La Jolla hydrant on Monday afternoon.

According to Fox News San Diego, a fire hydrant along La Jolla Shores Drive near El Paseo Grande was hit a few minutes before 5 p.m. Water from the hydrant was sprouting about 15 feet up in the air.

Police were looking for a black SUV that was reportedly involved with the incident and fled the scene.

Thankfully, no one was injured, and no one reported flooding from the incident.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Bicyclist critically injured by Pacific Beach hit-and-run

SAN DIEGO, CA – A bicyclist is fighting for her life after being struck by a hit-and-run driver in the Pacific Beach area late on Monday night.

According to Fox News San Diego, the 39-year-old woman riding near Grand Avenue on Ingram Street. She was struck from behind by a southbound driver near Fortuna Street at about 10:20 p.m.

The driver of the dark-colored SUV left the victim where she had fallen, face down on the pavement, and continued south.

The bicyclist was rushed to any area hospital with a brain bleed and a skull fracture.

Police are still searching for the driver and car. Anyone who may have seen the accident or know information about the crash should contact the authorities.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

 

71-year-old woman injured in Mission Valley hit-and-run

SAN DIEGO, CA – A 71-year-old woman was seriously injured by a hit-and-run driver in the Mission Valley area on Wednesday afternoon last week.

According to NBC News San Diego, the accident happened outside the Lowe’s in the Fenton Marketplace at about 2:15 p.m. The elderly victim was on foot when she was struck by a gold Honda Accord.

The driver did not stop to help the victim, who had broken bones and head injuries. She was taken to an area hospital in serious condition.

Police have released a description of the 2003 four-door sedan, including its license plate number: 4ZNN918, in an attempt to find the driver with the public’s help. The car also had front-end damage.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the authorities.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Hit-and-run driver crashes in front of Escondido residence

SAN DIEGO, CA – A hit-and-run driver crashed their vehicle on the lawn of a residence in Escondido after leading a police chase on Sunday night.

According to NBC San Diego, local police attempted to pull over the driver for a traffic violation at about 7 p.m. Instead of stopping, the driver sped off and police followed.

The suspect crashed a short time later in the front lawn of a home near the intersection of Broadway and 9th Avenue. The suspect then ran on foot and police were unable to apprehend them immediately.

A description of the suspect was not available.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Pedestrian injured by hit-and-run crash in Oceanside

SAN DIEGO, CA – A pedestrian was transported to a local hospital after being struck by a hit-and-run driver in Oceanside on Monday evening.

According to CHP, a car struck a pedestrian in the 9600 block of Old Castle Road just after 7 p.m.

The pedestrian was transported to Palomar Medical Center with minor to moderate injuries. An initial report suggested that the vehicle had clipped the victim with a side mirror.

The vehicle left the scene immediately following the accident. A description of the vehicle was unavailable.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

One injured after hit-and-run in Fallbrook

SAN DIEGO, CA – One person was taken to the hospital after a hit-and-run accident in Fallbrook on Monday afternoon, according to CHP.

The hit-and-run suspect struck a truck near the corner of South Mission Road and West Fallbrook Street at about 5:05 p.m. The driver, who had also been involved in an traffic collision about 30 minutes earlier on S Fallbrook St, then left the scene.

The victim was transported to Palomar Medical Center after complaining of pain to their back. The extent of the victim’s injuries has not been confirmed.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

84-year-old driver injured in potential hit-and-run

SAN DIEGO, CA – Authorities are investigating whether a crash that seriously injured an elderly woman in Balboa Park on Thursday was a hit-and-run.

According to Fox News San Diego, the elderly driver of a 2018 Honda HR-V had taken the exit from SR-163 north to Quince Drive. At about 2:30 p.m., the driver lost control and slammed into the guardrail close to Sixth Avenue.

The 84-year-old was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

An investigation as the scene turned up “unexplained damage” on the victim’s vehicle. This had led authorities to suggest that another driver was involved but left the scene before officials could arrive.

They are still investigating.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Hit-and-run driver leaves card Lake Elsinore crash scene

SAN DIEGO, CA – A driver struck a utility pole and mailbox then left the scene in Lake Elsinore on Thursday morning, according to CHP.

A Lake Elsinore resident who lives in the 18300 block of Grand Avenue woke up to the crash scene. A vehicle had struck their mailbox, fence, and grazed the utility pole sometime during the night. The crash also left debris in the street.

The driver left a card in the mailbox with some information, then left the scene.

The utility pole was still standing after the accident, although it has been damaged and was leaning.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

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