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National City police officer injured in hit-and-run

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Posted at 10:48 PM, Aug 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-04 18:30:01-04

NATIONAL CITY, Calif. (KGTV) -- A National City Police officer was hospitalized Tuesday night following a hit-and-run.

According to the National City Police Department, the officer was preparing to enter his parked vehicle when he was hit by a vehicle traveling south on the 700 block of National City Boulevard around 7:05 p.m.

“The vehicle fled from the scene. The officer sustained injuries and was immediately taken to a local hospital for treatment,” police said.

Police said the suspect, Santiago Ortega, 27, turned himself in around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.

“The vehicle involved in the collision has since been located and secured as evidence. Mr. Ortega will eventually be booked into County Jail on one count of felony hit and run,” police said.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the department at 619-336-4411.