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Driver flees after hitting vehicles, home in Paradise Hills

Posted at 5:59 AM, Dec 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-27 21:55:23-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Police are looking for a driver who crashed into several parked cars and caused damage to a home in Paradise Hills Thursday morning.

San Diego police said the incident happened at around 2:30 a.m. in the 6500 block of Parkside Avenue, about a block south of William Penn Elementary School.

According to police, a pickup truck was traveling down the street when it struck a wall and front yard of a home.

After hitting a parked SUV in the driveway, the truck slammed into another wall on the same driveway and hit at least one other car as it continued to make its way down the street. Witnesses said they saw one person running from the crash, leaving the pickup truck behind.

10News spoke to Rose Alvarez who has lived in her home since 1978. She was asleep when the crash happened. She only woke up when she saw police officers outside her home.

"How come my car is moved, like, close to the fence? I did not park like that last night," she wondered.

Moments later, she discovered her driveway was completely destroyed.

Her son has been writing to the City of San Diego since 2016 to bring attention to the dangerous nature of his street.

With speedy drivers on a windy street, Alvarez said almost all the homes along the large curve have been accident victims. Alvarez said it was only a matter of time before they too became a victim of a crash.

In the last two years, City Traffic Engineers have put up new signs, indicating the speed limit and the curve. On Thursday morning, the signs weren't enough to protect the Alvarez home.

“I’m not sure what the city can do, but something really needs to be done," Alvarez sighed.

Police have not been able to track the driver down as of 5:45 pm.

One home suffered some damage from flying debris, 10News learned.