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Hit-and-Run Driver Struck Pedestrian in Linda Vista: SDPD

A pedestrian suffered a broken arm and head injuries when they were hit by a truck while crossing the street in Linda Vista Friday night.

San Diego police say a silver 2016 Ford F150 was driving southbound on the 6900 block of Linda Vista Road at around 6:30 p.m. when it hit a man crossing outside of a crosswalk.

The 69-year-old man suffered a broken left arm and head injuries, according to SDPD. He was transported to an area hospital and is expected to survive.

The driver of the truck pulled into the parking lot of a nearby CVS store but quickly fled in an unknown direction. The truck's passenger side mirror was left at the scene.

Witness and former firefighter Jenniffer Polk saw the man on the ground after the crash and pulled over to try and help.

“It looked like he had lost his shoes and usually that’s an indicator of high-speed impact," Polk said.

She said two people who were giving first aid to the victim before she pulled over used a bag of chips to help put pressure on a cut on the man's head.

Polk told NBC 7 there was at least one witness to the actual collision who was being interviewed by police at the scene.

The driver of the F-150 was later located by police and questioned. He could face felony hit and run charges, though no arrests were made as of Saturday morning.

Police said had he stopped, he likely wouldn't be facing any charges because the pedestrian wasn't in a crosswalk.

Anyone with information about the incident or the driver of the F-150 can call SDPD (619) 531-2000.

No other information was available.

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