A San Diego man was in custody, accused of striking two men in the street and dragging one of them hundreds of feet from the site of the collision, San Diego Police said Monday.
Two men were crossing Sports Arena Boulevard at Rosecrans Street at approximately 10 p.m. when they were struck by an oncoming car, SDPD officials said. The pedestrians were using a crosswalk when hit, SDPD Lt Steve Behrendt told NBC 7.
One victim, who police described as 24 years old, was dragged 800 feet, investigators said. He suffered a fractured pelvis and other major injuries. He and the second victim were taken to UCSD Hospital.
A witness captured the license plate of the vehicle involved in the collision. Hours later the vehicle was spotted in the Morena area of San Diego.
A San Diego Police patrol car attempted to pull over a vehicle traveling without its headlights at approximately 1 a.m. Monday near Lauretta and Colusa streets.
The driver did not stop, police said, and continued into an alley where the car crashed into a parked car and then a power pole.
Yosvaldo Sixco, 21, was taken into custody.
SDPD investigators say they have determined the vehicle was the one involved in the Midway District collision.
Sixco faces charges of driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident.