A child molest suspect who was hit by car Friday on Interstate-5 pleaded not guilty in his first court appearance Thursday.
Gary Cervantes lead police on a chase from Escondido, down Interstate 15, then over to I-5. The chase ended just south of Manchester Avenue in Solana Beach when the suspect jumped out of his car and into traffic. That's when he was hit by an oncoming car.
San Diego television station helicopters were broadcasting the police chase live when suddenly Cervantes got out of his car and tried to take off on foot. He crossed over several lanes, ran into the path of a car, rolled over the hood of the car and landed on the freeway.
Emergency crews took the suspect to Scripps La Jolla. CHP confirmed Cervantes suffered only a broken leg in the accident.
The judge set bail at $1-million.