Driver hits 3-year-old on SLO street, then flees

A search is on for a driver who struck a 3-year-old pedestrian in San Luis Obispo on Friday and then fled the scene.

Shortly before 5 p.m., a man driving a white Ford F-250 hit a 3-year-old who walked into the street. The collision occurred at the intersection of Mill and Park streets.

The driver never slowed down and fled westbound on Mill Street, according to the San Luis Obispo Police Department. The 3-year-old suffered minor injuries and was taken to the hospital. The toddler is expected to make a full recovery.

Police describe the suspect as an Hispanic male in his 20s who was wearing a green hooded sweatshirt . The Ford truck was an early to mid 1990s model with an extended cab.

The truck may have had a lumber rack with several construction items in the bed. Additionally, a miscellaneous green and black sign was on the passenger’s side door of the vehicle.

Investigators request that anyone who has information about the suspect and/or the suspect’s vehicle call the San Luis Obispo Police Department.

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3 Comments about “Driver hits 3-year-old on SLO street, then flees”

  1. SLOBorn says:

    Maybe, just maybe the driver didn’t know he struck the child? And why was a three year old left unattended so he or she could get into the street in the first place? This one should play out before we go assuming anything. With the signage, headache rack and construction material described with the truck it shouldn’t be too difficult to find this individual. I for one am just glad that the child was left pretty much unscathed. One more thing, using the word “fled” is being a bit irresponsible as it implies he left on purpose, something that isn’t known until the person is found.

  2. ArroyoGrande2000 says:

    Until Governor Brown stops handing out driver licenses like candy and actually makes it a privilege to have a license instead of a right expect more of this. Many people have hand hit and runs usually because the other driver has no license, insurance and/or registration.

    1. SLOBorn says:

      I’m sorry? Hasn’t it always been a “privilege” to have a drivers license? I remember having to pass a driving test, a written test and an eye test, and only after passing all of them did I get my piece of “candy”, and I didn’t get mine from the Governor either . One of the problems is the cost of insurance in California, some cannot afford it and still have to drive to get about and to get to work.

      I was in an accident in Lake Forest some years back, where a motorist was skirting traffic by running in the bike lane, I turned left into a business lot and was struck by this person. I did everything legally, he was sighted by the local PD and I got a 125% raise on my insurance cost. Now there’s a problem that should be dealt with, the insurance industry being able to raise rates willy-nilly.

      I don’t live in the Golden State anymore and the cost of insurance is one reason I don’t, where I live now I have full coverage and pay less than $40.00 a month (on a 1994 Toyota Land Cruiser). I pay less for housing, I pay less for utilities, I pay less for gas, I pay no sales tax, my state income tax is less, my property tax is way less and I live in one of the cleanest environments in the country.

      I guess with all things Californian it’s all about location, location, location, and you have to pay, pay, and pay some more for it.

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