CARLSBAD, Calif. – Police are searching for the male driver of a pickup truck who ran a car off the road in an apparent case of road rage and then rammed it into a Carlsbad home multiple times with the driver trapped inside late Wednesday night.
Several witnesses reported to Carlsbad police that at around 11:05 p.m. a pickup truck appeared to deliberately collide into the side of Nissan Versa in the 600 block of Chestnut Avenue, near Interstate 5.
The suspect truck shoved the car, into a parked BMW, then over a curb and into the corner of a house. The truck then backed up and began repeatedly ramming into the driver’s side door with the driver of the sedan trapped inside.
The truck rammed the Versa as many as 10 times before backing up and speeding away, witnesses and police told 10News. According to Carlsbad police, the collision appeared to be an intentional act meant to injure the Versa’s driver.
The 32-year-old male driver of the sedan was transported to Scripps La Jolla Hospital with minor injuries. No one inside the home was hurt.
Police said the driver of the Nissan has a criminal record and is familiar to local law enforcement. He told police he does not know the driver of the truck.
The truck was described as a light-colored, full-sized lifted truck, similar to a Nissan Titan. The truck likely has front end damage with gray paint that was transferred onto it from the Versa.
There is no description of the male driver.
The Carlsbad police Violent Crimes Unit is investigating. Anyone with information on the suspect should call police at 760-931-2197.