LA JOLLA: Police ask public for help identifying hit-and-run motorist

(CNS) – Authorities asked the public Tuesday for help in
identifying a motorist involved in a hit-and-run crash that severely injured a
pedestrian trying to cross a La Jolla street.

The 51-year-old victim was walking across the 7000 block of La Jolla
Boulevard when a dark-gray northbound vehicle hit him shortly before 6:30 p.m.
Feb. 6, according to San Diego police.

As the driver fled the area, a woman in a red Range Rover SUV gave
chase, but she did not return to the accident site or contact authorities.

The hit-and-run motorist was described as a dark-haired white or
Hispanic man, possibly wearing a red or green plaid jacket. He was driving a
Toyota 4Runner or similar vehicle with a license-plate number beginning with
the characters “5” and “D,” possibly followed by a “6” or “G.”

The victim is still recovering from his injuries four weeks after the
accident, police said.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call San Diego County
Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477. Tipsters may remain anonymous and could be
eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

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