Victim of hit-and-run hopes public will come forward and help identify the driver who hit him

David Dixon suffered broken leg, head injury

SAN DIEGO - A local motorcyclist is hoping the public will come forward to help identify the hit-and-run driver who struck him.

It is not hard to see what a struggle it is for David Dixon just to get up and move around. 

"Broken leg, tibia … they call it a compound tibia," he said. "Fractured... with a rod in it."

The 33-year-old suffered a head injury along with bumps and bruises and had to undergo several surgeries to repair serious fractures. 

Dixon was riding his motorcycle Wednesday morning on eastbound Mercy Road at the Interstate 15 overpass when police say a driver ran a red light and struck the motorcyclist, leaving him unconscious on the road. 

"I remember going airborne just for a split second and then my mind blanking out, "said Dixon.

Dixon told 10News he has since learned that the car that hit him was a white Honda Civic, possibly a 2001 or 2004. Investigators say it is missing its driver's side mirror. 

"You ran me over and you didn't stop ... I just, that just doesn't make sense to me," he said.

Dixon says even though the driver sped away, he is grateful people were there.

"I can't remember them, but I want to visit them when I'm back on my feet," he said.

Even though his memory fails him, he hopes those who stopped as well as the medics and fire crews who treated his injuries know how much he appreciates them. 

"Thank you ... I don't know what else to say, but thank you," he said.

Police say the Honda was last seen heading north onto Interstate 15. They say it had a roof rack and is missing the driver's side front mirror. 

Anyone with any information on this case is asked to call the San Diego Police Department. 

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