Chula Vista Police Search for Hit-and-Run Driver

Police are searching for a driver who hit a pedestrian early Saturday morning, seriously injuring him, in Chula Vista and then drove off.

Chula Vista police said Leonardo De La Cruz Jr. was crossing H Street  just before 2 a.m. when he was hit by a vehicle driving west on H Street. The vehicle then sped off, police said.

De La Cruz was taken to University of California San Diego to be treated for a traumatic brain injury and a broken leg.

Police said he was still in critical condition on Thursday, but is expected to survive.

No one witnessed the collision, although several nearby businesses had video surveillance of the incident, which showed the vehicle as a dark-colored compact car with damage to the front end of the windshield.

Anyone with information on the incident should call the Chula Vista Police Department at 619-691-5151.

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