A man walking in a Lake Murray neighborhood early Saturday was struck by a hit-and-run driver, found later by a passerby badly injured and lying in a gutter, authorities confirmed.
The victim was out walking just after 6 a.m. near the intersection of Jackson and Blue Lake drives. The San Diego Police Department (SDPD) said an unknown driver was traveling southbound in the 6200 block of Jackson Drive, making a left turn onto the 8400 block of Blue Lake Drive when the driver hit the pedestrian, who was crossing northbound in an unmarked crosswalk.
The driver didn’t stop, leaving behind the injured victim, described by police as a man in his 50s. A passerby later found the victim lying in a gutter, suffering from injuries and called 911.
The SDPD said the victim was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening head injuries. As of 11 a.m., his condition was unknown.
The hit-and-run suspect remains at large. The investigation is ongoing.