San Diego

Wrong-Way Driver Injured in Head-On Crash, Other Driver Fled

A driver was severely injured Saturday afternoon in a head-on collision when he drove the wrong way and hit another driver who fled the scene, police said.

The accident happened around 2:45 p.m. on the 1800 block of South 43rd Street near Interstate 805 in Shelltown, San Diego police Officer Sarah Foster said.

The 21-year-old man in a Saturn was driving southbound on 43rd Street when he crashed into a Ford F-150 pickup truck driving the correct way north, she said.

The 21-year-old sustained a broken arm and fractured ribs. The driver of the F-150 fled the scene, Foster said.

SDPD Traffic Division is investigating the crash.

Anyone with information regarding the incident was urged to contact SDPD or Crime Stopper at (888) 580-8477.

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