Search for woman who hit parked SUV, critically injuring passenger

Posted at 3:53 PM, May 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-29 21:01:10-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Surveillance pictures were released Tuesday of a woman who San Diego Police believe struck a parked car and critically injured her passenger in Lincoln Park.

The crash happened just before 5 a.m. on the 500 block of South 47th St.

A woman driving a gray 2010 Mazda 3 moved to the right side of the road and struck an unoccupied, parked SUV, police said.

The crash caused a 79-year-old man who was in the back seat of the Mazda to be thrown forward, striking the front passenger’s seat. The man was not wearing a seatbelt. Police said he is not expected to survive significant head and neck injuries.

A 39-year-old man who was sitting in the back seat of the Mazda suffered minor injuries.

Police said the female driver walked away from the scene before officers arrived. She is described as African-American and in her 50s. She was wearing a long-sleeve purple shirt, gray ripped jeans, black socks, and no shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to call San Diego Police or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.