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Boy hurt, father flees after Oak Park car crash

Posted at 4:49 AM, Jun 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-22 11:03:17-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A young boy was injured after a crash in Oak Park in which the driver -- his father -- fled the scene.

San Diego police said a car traveling northbound on Euclid Avenue, near Chollas Road, swerved into a fence and crashed into a wall at about 11:30 p.m. Thursday.

Witnesses told 10News they saw the driver pull a boy and girl from the wreckage and then run away.

“I heard a crash, came outside, saw the car over there by the telephone pole. I ran over to see if they needed an ambulance. He (the driver) was just getting out of the car. The little girl was crying and another child with him, too,” a witness said.

The boy, with assistance from a woman identified as the driver’s girlfriend, saw the 10News Breaking News Tracker and asked for help.

A short time later, the children’s father was spotted at his home a half-mile away on Spruce Street with his daughter. He told police he had a diabetic episode that led to the crash.

Responding medics took the boy to the hospital with a possible broken nose. The girl was evaluated at the scene but was not transported.

10News learned the man was arrested, but there is no immediate word on what charges he will face.