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Police locate driver suspected of hitting man in Linda Vista, fleeing scene

Posted at 11:43 PM, Jan 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-26 09:18:43-05

UPDATE (Saturday, 6:16 a.m.): Police have located the driver suspected of hitting a 69-year-old man in Linda Vista and fleeing the scene.

Police said the driver was interviewed but not arrested. The investigation is ongoing.

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - San Diego Police officers are looking for the driver in a hit-and-run crash that sent a 69-year-old man to the hospital Friday.

The crash happened just after 6:30 p.m. on the 6900 block of Linda Vista Road.

Police say the truck involved in the crash is a 2016 Silver Ford F-150. They say the man was crossing the street and did not appear to be using a crosswalk when he was hit by the truck.

Police say the pickup initially pulled over at a nearby store parking lot, but then decided to take off.

The pedestrian was taken to the hospital with a broken arm along with cuts and scrapes. His injuries are non-life threatening, according to police.

Some drivers stopped to help the man who was seen lying on the side of the road near the bike lane.

“The gentleman that stopped before me, they used a chip bag for his head to stop the bleeding. They didn't have any gauze,” said Jennifer Polk, who stopped to help the man.

Police say the F-150’s side view mirror broke off during impact and was left at the scene.