Witnesses Follow Driver After Hit-and-Run Crash in National City

By R. Stickney
|  Friday, Mar 22, 2013  |  Updated 9:23 AM PDT
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Witnesses Follow Hit and Run Driver

Witnesses Follow Hit and Run Driver

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Witnesses ran after a hit-and-run driver moments after the collision with a family’s minivan in National City.

National City police officers were called to East 8th Street and Euclid Avenue around 9:30 p.m. Thursday.

A minivan traveling westbound on 8th Street was struck by a truck. When the truck driver appeared to drive away, witnesses decided to get involved.

“We saw the truck go straight and hit the van,” one passerby told NBC 7 San Diego. “After that I think he tried to run away and we had to run after him.”

The truck traveled another block before stopping.

Officers arrested the driver of the truck. The unidentified man was taken into custody on suspicion of driving under the influence police said.
 

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