Getting into an accident can be frightening enough, especially when you realize you are seriously injured. However, getting into an accident where the other driver involved has fled the scene can add feelings of frustration and anger to both you and your loved ones.
Fox 5 In San Diego reports that there was a car accident in the 1900 block of Rainbow Valley Boulevard east of Interstate 15, on Wednesday, March 18th, around 7:30 A.M.
Reports indicate that the driver of a tan Honda collided with another vehicle. The driver in the other vehicle was trapped in his car, unable to get out. The driver of the tan Honda fled the scene before help arrived.
According to a spokesperson for the California Highway Patrol (CHP), emergency crews, including firefighters with North County Fire Protection, arrived on the scene to find a man injured and trapped inside his vehicle. Fire crews reportedly had to remove the door of his car to extricate the man from the wreckage.
John Choi, a spokesperson for the North County Fire Department, said that the man was transported to Palomar Hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Authorities had not released his identity at the time of the report.
San Diego Police Department investigators are searching for the other driver in the incident. Eyewitnesses describe the other vehicle as a tan Honda sedan; however, no details as to the description of the driver have been released.
Anyone with any information regarding the incident is being asked to contact the San Diego Police Department.