Hit and run San Marcos
Surveillance footage of the truck involved in a hit-and-run that injured a pedestrian. Photo credit: Courtesy, San Diego County Sheriff’s Department

Authorities asked for help Thursday in identifying a motorist who fled after striking an elderly pedestrian on a San Marcos street, severely injuring him.

The victim, 86, was walking across the 500 block of Rancho Santa Fe Road when the a black extended-cab Chevrolet 1500 going northbound struck him shortly after 7 a.m. Wednesday, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.

Following the crash, the motorist continued driving and left the area. Paramedics took the octogenarian to a hospital for treatment of serious head trauma.

A surveillance camera captured images of the truck, a 2010 to 2013 model that sustained a damaged passenger-side mirror when it hit the pedestrian.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call San Diego County Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477 or contact the agency online. Tipsters may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

City News Service

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