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Driver runs after flipping car into front yard in National City, police say

Posted at 6:51 AM, Sep 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-02 09:51:33-04

NATIONAL CITY, Calif. (KGTV) -- A car flipped into the front yard of a home in National City late Sunday night, police say.

According to police, the crash happened on the 2500 block of Ridgeway Drive around 11:30 p.m.

Police say the driver of the vehicle somehow lost control of the vehicle, flipping over and landing in the front of the home.

The car then caught fire, but crews were able to quickly extinguish the flames before they spread.

According to police, the crash took out a fence, street sign and a mail box.

The driver fled the scene after the crash, sparking a hit-and-run investigation.