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Driver sought in Ocean Beach hit-and-run that left man severely injured

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Posted at 11:00 AM, Oct 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-16 14:00:35-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — San Diego Police are asking the public to help find the driver who left a man with several severe injuries along an Ocean Beach street last month.

Police say at about 10 p.m. on Sept. 6, a 64-year-old man was walking his bike northbound in the bicycle lane of the 4000 block of Nimitz Blvd. The suspect, driving a newer model Nissan Versa Note hatchback (shown below), struck the victim.

The driver sped off, leaving the man severely injured.

The victim was taken to a nearby hospital suffering from several fractures to his pelvis, ribs, fibula, and foot. He also suffered lacerations and injuries to his bladder and liver. The man is expected to survive but remains hospitalized, police say.

Police say the Nissan should have damage to its passenger side front headlight, fender, and side view mirror. Investigators are asking if any collision repair shops have recently done similar work on any vehicles fitting the description.

Anyone with information is asked to call SDPD at 858-495-7800 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.