Elderly couple struck by hit-and-run driver; cut out of vehicle

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A hit-and-run traffic accident in Loma Portal left an elderly couple trapped in a van Saturday night.

It happened around 9:30 p.m. on the corner of Chatsworth Boulevard and Elliot Street.

The van ended up on its side and the man and woman were left hanging from their seat belts after they were struck by the hit-and-run driver.

San Diego fire fighters quickly responded, cutting off the roof to get them out.

The couple was transported to a local hospital with unknown injuries.

Details of the accident are still under investigation.

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