Woman critical after Encinitas hit-and-run


Sheriff’s deputies are looking for the driver of a white Ford F-150 pickup that hit a 33-year-old woman crossing Encinitas Boulevard, leaving her with critical injuries Friday night, Sept. 22.

The woman was mid-block, walking south between Interstate 5 and North Coast Highway at 7:27 p.m. when she was hit by the westbound truck, witnesses told deputies.

The driver stopped the truck, got out of the vehicle, told some people nearby that the victim appeared to be OK, and then got back in the truck and fled, according to the Sheriff’s Department.

The woman was taken to Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, where she was admitted to the intensive care unit with serious head, spine, pelvic and limb injuries, officials said.

Anyone with information about the incident should call the Sheriff’s Department’s North Coastal Traffic Division at (760) 966-3544.

--Phil Diehl is a writer for The San Diego Union-Tribune