SAN DIEGO -- Hoping to identify a hit-and-run drive, authorities Friday made public a photo and surveillance video of a silver sedan that struck three pedestrians on a busy street in Pacific Beach.
Shortly after 1 a.m. on Aug. 5, three men who were attempting to cross Garnet Avenue while eastbound traffic was stalled near Bayard Street were struck by a silver four-door Hyundai Elantra that was heading east in a westbound lane to get around the backup, according to San Diego police and Crime Stoppers.
The driver did not stop afterward and continued east on Garnet Avenue, authorities said.
The victims suffered various injuries, including lacerations, fractures and brain injuries. One of the victims, a 23-year-old J’Ron Erby, remains in critical condition at Scripps Mercy Hospital in Hillcrest. Erby sustained a critical head injury, with swelling and bleeding to his brain. Erby is an intern for the San Diego Chargers.
Police and Crime Stoppers asked that witnesses to the crash come forward, along with any mechanics who had repaired front-end damage on a newer silver Hyundai Elantra with stock brushed aluminum wheels.
Anyone with information on the identity of the suspect or the whereabouts of the Hyundai was asked to call police at (858) 495-7813. Anonymous tips can be made by calling Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477 or by contacting the agency via email at sdcrimestoppers.org.