SAN DIEGO -- A 52-year-old woman suffered life-threatening injuries Friday morning when she was struck by a hit-and-run driver in the Logan Heights neighborhood, police said.
Around 11 a.m., a pickup truck was driving westbound in the 700 block of Cesar Chavez Parkway when the driver made a right turn onto the 1900 block of Kearny Avenue, hitting Maria Estrada, who was walking westbound on a sidewalk, according to San Diego police. The pickup then fled northbound on Kearny Avenue.
The search is on for the driver who hit a woman in #LoganHeights & took off. Her family tells me she is “brain dead” & they may be forced to pull the plug tonight. Their heartbreaking message to the driver #FOX5SanDiego @ 10/11PM. @PhilBFox5 @JeffMcAdamTV https://t.co/4HYDQXFLbd pic.twitter.com/a1RTONWBeg
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Estrada was taken to a hospital to be treated for major head trauma, Martinez said.
The family is calling for the driver to surrender to the police.
The truck was described as a white F-150 with a tinted back window and a white California sticker.
An investigation is underway.
A GoFundMe account has been set up to raise money for medical costs.