Carlsbad police seek help in hit and run

CARLSBAD — The Carlsbad Police Department has asked the public for information on a hit and run that occurred last week.

Male Suffered Serious Injuries

At around 1:30 a.m. last Tuesday at 201 Oak St. a pedestrian was hit by a car making a right turn off at S. Myers Street in Carlsbad.

The pedestrian, a male in his 20s, suffered serious injuries to his legs and was taken to an undisclosed hospital after the Sept. 14 accident. The driver fled the scene and there is currently no description of a suspect, even though there were witnesses, according to police Sgt. Paul Reyes.

The suspect vehicle has been identified as a silver Chrysler Sebring convertible. A department release issued Tuesday also states the front right side of the vehicle may be damaged from the incident. Anyone with any information about this vehicle or whom it may belong to is asked to call Reyes, of the department’s traffic division, at (760) 931-2290.

In other Carlsbad Police Department news, a press release announced Monday the date and location of the annual DUI and drivers license checkpoint.

The checkpoint is held annually in honor of CHP officers Sean Nava and Stephen Linen, who were both killed in the line of duty by drunk drivers. Nava was killed on Oct. 28, 2000, on Interstate 5 near Carlsbad while Linen was killed on Aug. 12, 2001, on I-5 in Encinitas.

The checkpoint will be held this Friday the 24th, on the southbound lanes of Carlsbad Boulevard near the intersection of Cherry Avenue.


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