A motorist who fled the scene after hitting a good Samaritan helping two people stranded in a broken-down car in Ocean Beach pleaded guilty Thursday to felony hit-and-run causing injury.
Jaron Blake Hillyer, 27, is expected to be placed on formal probation – – with some custody a possibility — when he is sentenced July 20.
Police said Hillyer left the scene after his Subaru Outback Legacy station wagon struck 26-year-old Julio Vasquez in the 2900 block of Sunset Cliffs Boulevard about midnight on April 9.
Vasquez, a married father of two, suffered a broken leg, broken rib and punctured lung.
Acting on a tip from the public, investigators found Hillyer’s Subaru in the 4300 block of Orchard Avenue, about a mile south of the site of the crash. On May 7, the defendant self-surrendered to police and was booked into jail, then posted $50,000 bail.
–City News Service
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