Police search for driver who fled after crashing car into unoccupied van

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A woman fled the scene following a solo vehicle crash that left her two female passengers seriously injured Wednesday morning in the City Heights area, police said.

The crash was reported around 12:10 a.m. in the 3100 block of Fairmount Avenue, south of Thorn Street, San Diego police Officer Tony Martinez said.

A woman was driving a 2014 Nissan Sentra northbound with two female passengers inside when she lost control of the car, struck a sign and slammed into an unoccupied, parked Mercedes-Benz van, Martinez said. The driver then got out of the car and ran away, leaving both passengers behind.

The passenger in the front seat, a 19-year-old woman, suffered a broken arm, serious head injuries and a dislocated shoulder and hip, the officer said. The passenger in the back seat, a 26-year-old woman, suffered serious head injuries and a brain bleed.

No description of the driver was immediately available.

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