SAN DIEGO -- Ahead of Saturday night’s preseason tilt between the San Diego Chargers and Tennessee Titans, Tennessee reached out to its fans asking them to support a Chargers intern who was critically injured in a hit-and-run last week.
On Aug. 5, J’Ron Erby was one of three people struck by a hit-and-run driver in Pacific Beach. He sustained critical head injuries, and is continuing to recover at Scripps Mercy Hospital in Hillcrest.
On its official website Saturday, the Titans asked its fans to keep Erby in their thoughts and prayers and donate to a GoFundMe page that was set up to help his family with the medical expenses.
23-year-old Erby and 25-year-old Kendrick Hester were mowed down by a car while crossing the street in the 900 block of Garnet Avenue just after 1 a.m. on Aug. 5. The four-door sedan was going the wrong way, traveling east in the westbound lanes, police said. It never stopped following the crash.
A Bay Area native, Erby played football for the Wayne State University in Michigan and had just started a public relations internship for the Chargers.
The Spanos family, who owns the Chargers, arranged for Erby’s family to come to San Diego and be with J’Ron while he recovers.