Authorities are searching for the hit-and-run driver who seriously injured a 56-year-old man Tuesday evening in City Heights.
San Diego police said the hit-and-run was reported just after 7 p.m. near the intersection of Copeland Avenue and El Cajon Boulevard. There, the victim was crossing a marked crosswalk when the driver failed to stop for a red light and struck the man.
The driver took off westbound toward Interstate 15, authorities said. The victim was taken to an area hospital with several injuries that included a collapsed lung, brain bleed and several rib fractures.
Police are looking for a white, older model Ford Expedition in connection to the incident.
Anyone with information on the hit-and-run is encouraged to contact San Diego police at 619-516-3000. Anonymous tips can be made by calling CrimeStoppers at 888-580-8477.