Witnesses rescue suspected hit-and-run driver after rollover crash in Spring Valley

Posted at 5:51 AM, Aug 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-08 11:35:51-04

SPRING VALLEY, Calif. (KGTV) - A driver suspected in a hit-and-run collision in Spring Valley early Wednesday morning was taken rescued by witnesses after being involved in a crash that sheared off a fire hydrant.

Authorities said a Ford Explorer SUV struck a Nissan Altima at the Kenwood Drive off-ramp from eastbound state Route 94 just after 12 a.m. The SUV was then spotted speeding away on Kenwood Drive.

According to authorities, the SUV slammed into a parked car in the 9200 block of Kenwood Drive and then struck a fire hydrant before flipping over.

As water shot nearly 40 feet into the air, several witnesses rushed to help the unconscious driver out of the wrecked SUV.

The driver was taken to Scripps Mercy Hospital where authorities said he would be evaluated for possible DUI.

The Nissan Altima’s female driver was transported to Grossmont Hospital with minor injuries.

Crews were able to shut off the geyser less than 10 minutes after the hydrant was broken.

The incident is under investigation.