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Police Need Help Finding Hit-and-Run Driver

Authorities asked the public today for help in identifying a motorist involved in a hit-and-run crash that seriously injured a motorcyclist last week.

Authorities asked the public today for help in identifying a motorist involved in a hit-and-run crash that seriously injured a motorcyclist last week at a Mira Mesa intersection.

The victim was riding to the east when a white Honda Civic hatchback entered Scripps Poway Parkway from northbound Interstate 15 directly in his path against a red light about 6 a.m. Wednesday, according to San Diego police.

The motorcycle hit the driver's side of the car, hurling the 33-year-old rider onto the roadway and leaving him with severe leg injuries, SDPD Sgt. Ray Battrick said.

The driver then re-entered the freeway and fled to the north.

The Civic -- believed to be a 2001 to 2004 model with a roof rack, tinted windows and dark-colored wheel rims -- lost a side-view mirror in the crash and likely sustained other visible damage, as well, according to investigators.

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

-- City News Service  

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