San Diego Sheriff's cruiser
A San Diego Sheriff’s cruiser. Photo by Chris Stone

Authorities were searching Wednesday for a hit-and-run suspect who pinned a man underneath a truck in a auto parts store parking lot in Vista.

San Diego County Sheriff‘s deputies found a man pinned under a Toyota pickup in the AutoZone parking lot around 5 p.m. Tuesday. The suspect fled before deputies arrived on scene at the store at 950 S. Santa Fe Ave.

The Vista Fire Department extracted the unidentified male victim from underneath the truck. He was then taken by helicopter to Palomar Medical Center. His condition is unknown at this time.

No other information was released. Deputies have not identified a suspect.

Anyone with information was urged to call the sheriff’s Vista Patrol Station at 760-940-4551 or leave at anonymous tip with San Diego County Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

Those with information leading to an arrest may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.