San Diego

SDPD Traffic Controller Struck by Car Following Verbal Dispute: PD

The crash happened near the San Diego Convention Center on Comic-Con's preview night

A San Diego Police Department (SDPD) special event traffic controller was intentionally struck by a hit-and-run driver near the Convention Center during Comic-Con International's Preview Night, according to SDPD Officer Delimitros. 

The hit-and-run happened at approximately 2:27 p.m. near First Avenue and Harbor Drive in San Diego's East Village. 

The special events controller tried to direct the driver of the pickup truck through traffic in the area, but the driver - who has not been identified - got upset. At the time, there was a passenger in the car as well. 

The driver accelerated toward the controller, striking the victim's head. The controller suffered minor injuries. 

The driver fled the scene. 

The truck is described as a full size lifted black pick up truck with after market rims. 

Authorities are asking anyone with information to call the listed Command handling the investigation or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

No further information is available. 

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