SAN MARCOS, Calif. – A 13-year-old boy suffered serious injuries after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver while bicycling in San Marcos Monday night.
Just before 8:30 p.m., the victim was struck at the intersection of Capalina and Hollenbeck roads, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. He was left lying in the road. The vehicle, described by witnesses as an older, white-colored Ford pickup truck, stopped momentarily before driving away.
Several witnesses came to the aid of the boy, who sustained serious injuries to his face and upper body, as well as a fractured left hand, the sheriff’s department said. He was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment and is expected to survive.
Meanwhile, using license plate information provided by one of the witnesses, deputies responded to the home where the vehicle was registered. There they found a 1991 Ford F-150 pickup truck that matched the description of the suspect vehicle. They also detained the truck’s driver, a 22-year-old man. He may have been under the influence of alcohol at the time of the collision, deputies determined.
After witnesses identified the suspect in a curbside lineup, he was booked into the Vista Detention Facility on felony charges of driving under the influence of alcohol causing bodily injury and hit-and-run resulting in an injury.
No names were released.