Hit and driver sought in connection with injury accident

On Sunday July 9th, just after midnight, PSPD patrol officers were dispatched to a vehicle versus pedestrian hit and run collision, on the 300 block of South Palm Canyon Drive.

The pedestrian sustained major injuries and was transported to a local hospital and is currently recovering from their injuries.

Evidence shows and witnesses at the scene describe the suspect vehicle as a white, 2015-2019 Subaru sedan, with unidentified stickers, on the rear window. The car had moderate collision damage to the front passenger side.

If you were a witness to this collision, please contact PSPD Traffic Investigator Salomon, at 760-323-8125. Anonymous information can also be provided to Crime Stoppers at 760-347-7867.

California is a leader in many ways, whether that’s the Silicon Valley’s tech industry, the Southland’s style and entertainment industry, or the state’s tendency to enact and pass more progressive laws. What many don’t realize, however, is that the Golden State is also one of nation’s leader when it comes to hit-and-run crashes.

According to a report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, about one hit-and-run crash happens in the U.S. every minute. While that may include minor fender benders or collisions involving parked cars or property, it also certainly includes car accidents serious enough to cause significant injuries or death. What’s more, those serious hit-and-runs are becoming a bigger problem, with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reporting 2,049 deaths caused by hit-and-run crashes in 2016 – the most ever recorded in the country’s history.


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