Victim hit by wrong-way driver runs away before cops arrive

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SAN DIEGO — A driver who was hit by a wrong-way car in the Shelltown area early Sunday morning ran away before police arrived, investigators said.

The head-on crash happened at 2:43 a.m. Sunday on South 43rd Street near Delta Street, just north of National City, according to San Diego police.

A 21-year-old man was driving a Saturn sedan north in the southbound lanes of 43rd Street and hit a Ford F-150 traveling the correct direction, San Diego police Officer Sarah Foster said. The F-150 driver left the area shortly after the crash, Foster said.

The Saturn driver had broken ribs and a broken arm.

SDPD detectives were investigating.

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