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Driver Sought after Using Truck to Repeatedly Collide with Motorist

On July 13, at 11:05 p.m., the City of Carlsbad Police Department received calls from multiple witnesses who observed a hit-and-run collision in the 600 block of Chestnut Avenue near Roosevelt Street and Walnut Avenue.

The witnesses reported to the Police Department that a truck had driven into a vehicle that was driving on Chestnut repeatedly in what appeared to be an intentional act to damage the vehicle and injure the driver. The vehicle was pushed into one additional parked car and a residence. After which, the driver left the scene.

The City of Carlsbad Fire Department was called to the scene to provide medical aid to the 32-year-old male driver of the vehicle. The driver was transported to Scripps La Jolla with minor injuries. No occupants of the residence were injured.

The truck is described as a light-colored, full-sized, lifted truck similar to a Nissan Titan. The truck would have front end damage and possibly gray paint transfer from the incident. There is currently no description of the truck driver other than male.

The victim’s car is a gray Nissan Versa. The additional parked vehicle is a BMW.

The investigation into the reason behind the incident and the truck driver’s identity is in progress.

Any witnesses to the incident or anyone with knowledge of the incident is asked to call the Police Department at 760-931-2197.

For more information
Lieutenant Marc Reno, 760-931-2166 or marc.reno@carlsbadca.gov

Police media contact
Jodee Sasway, Community Relations Manager, 760-931-2105 or jodee.sasway@carlsbadca.gov

July 14, 2016