Man arrested after hit-and-run in Emerald Hills

Crash occurred on the Euclid off-ramp off Hwy 94
Posted at 10:29 AM, Jul 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-30 13:29:33-04

Three people were hurt when a hit-and-run driver slammed into their car in a head-on crash in the Emerald Hills area. The driver was arrested after he tried to run from the scene, according to police.

The collision occurred on the Euclid off-ramp on the eastbound state Route 94 at 9:50 p.m. Friday, according to San Diego police Officer Robert Heims.

The alleged hit-and-run motorist, identified as 46-year-old Bulfrano Cervantes-Salmeron, was driving a silver Dodge 1500 pickup east on state Route 94 when he took the Euclid off ramp, Heims said. Cervantes-Salmeron lost control of his truck at the top of the ramp.

His truck then crossed over all the lanes, jumped a raised median and crossed into the southbound lanes of Euclid Avenue, Heims continued. There he crashed head-on into a Mercedes with three people inside.

The woman driving, who was in her 60s, complained of pain to her legs and arms. Her 64-year-old female passenger in the front seat suffered a fractured sternum and a 68-year-old man in the back seat had a fractured hip, Heims said.

Cervantes-Salmeron tried to run from the scene but was caught a short distance away, Heims added. He was booked on a felony driving under the influence charge as well as hit-and-run.