News: 1 hurt in 2-vehicle hit-and-run on I-5 at Main St.

SAN DEIGO, CA – A man was hospitalized Sunday after a hit-and-run driver struck his vehicle on the interstate near Naval Base San Diego, reports Times of San Diego.

The incident occurred before 2 a.m. on the southbound side of I-5 near Main Street, which is in the South Chollas Valley.

Police say a Mazda struck a southbound Lincoln SUV on I-5, at which point both vehicles veered from the interstate. The Mazda fell down an embankment before overturning near a naval base security fence. The Lincoln SUV came to rest at the Main Street on-ramp to the interstate.

The driver of the Mazda escaped from his vehicle and fled the scene. Officials later found him and arrested him on a DUI charge.

Medics transported the driver of the Lincoln to the hospital. The extent of his injuries is unclear.

A full investigation is underway.

Have you been hurt in a San Diego motor vehicle accident caused by another driver’s negligent behavior? If so, it’s important that you follow the appropriate protocol immediately after the collision. Failure to complete these steps could jeopardize your chances of securing a fair settlement for your injuries and expenses. First, if at all possible, move to the side of the roadway and ensure the safety of yourself and your passengers. Next, exchange insurance information with any other drivers involved in the crash and take pictures to document any property damage. Contact law enforcement to request that they file an official accident report. Finally, reach out to the San Diego car accident attorneys at HHJ Trial Attorneys by calling 1-619-INJURED or completing the contact form on our website.

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