Two men were walking on Sports Arena Boulevard near Rosecrans Street at around 10:00 p.m. local time when the accident occurred. The pedestrians were struck by a vehicle while attempting to cross Sports Arena Boulevard. Following the collision, the driver of the car took off from the scene. Police say the men were inside a designated crosswalk when they were hit.
One of the victims was dragged approximately 800 feet by the car, reports NBC 7. The man, who police described as a 24-year-old, sustained a fractured pelvis and other injuries. The two men were transported to UCSD Hospital.
Hours after the pedestrian crash, police were able to track down the vehicle involved. NBC 7 reports that officials attempted to pull a car over at around 1:00 a.m., but it evaded police and eventually crashed into a parked car in an alley. Police arrested the driver, 21-year-old Yosvaldo Sixco, and charged him with driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident.
The following information is provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).