A driver accused of repeatedly ramming his truck into another motorist in Carlsbad, injuring the driver and causing another car to collide with a home, is now being sought by police.
The Carlsbad Police Department said the alleged road rage incident began around 11:05 p.m. Wednesday in the 600 block of Chestnut Avenue, near Roosevelt Street and Walnut Avenue.
Multiple witnesses called the police department to report a man in a truck – described as a light-colored, full-sized, lifted truck similar to a Nissan Titan – had driven into another motorist in a gray Nissan Versa several times in what appeared to be an intentional act.
Witnesses told police it seemed as if the suspect in the truck was ramming into the driver in the Versa on purpose to damage the victim’s vehicle and injure that driver.
In the process, the victim’s car was pushed into another vehicle that was parked on the road, and that vehicle – a BMW – then crashed into a home in the area.
The suspect in the truck fled the scene.
A crew with the Carlsbad Fire Department was called to the scene to render aid to the victim in the Nissan Versa – a 32-year-old man. The victim was taken to Scripps La Jolla Hospital with minor injuries and is expected to make a full recovery. Police said the car that crashed into the home was unoccupied, and no one inside the house was hurt.
According to investigators, the suspect’s truck likely sustained front-end damage in the alleged road rage incident and possibly a transfer of gray paint from the victim’s vehicle. Currently, there is no description of the suspect, only that he was a man.
The case is under investigation and police are trying to determine the identity of the hit-and-run suspect. Anyone with information can call the Carlsbad Police Department at (760) 931-2197.