A Metropolitan Transit System bus was involved in a hit and run collision in City Heights, Wednesday afternoon.
A red Mitsubishi Eclipse heading south on 37th Street failed to stop at a University Avenue stop sign and struck the MTS bus at about 3:40 p.m., there were about 40 people on board at the time.
According to authorities, the ages of the nine injured ranged from 18 to 51, and all complained of back and neck pain. Two of the injured were considered serious.
The Eclipse hit the bus just behind the left front wheel and the impact of the collision spun the car around. The driver tried to flee, but the car, which had major front end damage, stalled a few feet away.
The suspect, described as a man between 18 and 25, was seen running north on 37th Street. San Diego Police is working to identify and locate the driver. An open container of alcohol was found inside the car, leading officers to believe he may have been driving while intoxicated at the time of the crash.
The attorneys and staff at Harris Personal Injury wish the nine victims well, and hope for a speedy recovery.
Ryan Harris is a San Diego Personal Injury Lawyer and the managing lawyer of Harris Personal Injury Lawyers; a San Diego law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of injured persons and their families. If you or a family member have sustained injuries or have been killed in a San Diego County auto accident please visit our website at www.harrispersonalinjury.com or call 1-877-231-9970 for a free consultation.