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Carlsbad police search for hit-and-run driver

CARLSBAD — Carlsbad police are searching for a hit-and-run driver after a collision on Wednesday on the 600 block of Chestnut Avenue, according to a press release.

Witnesses reported a truck repeatedly drove into another vehicle in what appeared to be an intentional act to damage the vehicle and its occupant near Roosevelt Street and Walnut Avenue.

The incident was reported at 11:05 p.m.

The victim’s vehicle was pushed into a parked car and residence after which the unidentified drive fled the scene.

The Carlsbad Fire Department was dispatch to provide medical assistance to the 32-year-old male victim. He was transported to Scripps La Jolla with minor injuries.

CPD said the truck was described as a light-colored, full-sized and lifted, similar to a Nissan Titan. It would have front end damage and possibly gray paint transfer from the incident. There is currently no description of the truck driver other than male.

The victim’s car is a gray Nissan Versa, while the additional parked vehicle is a BMW.

The investigation into the reason behind the incident and the truck driver’s identity is in progress.

Witnesses or anyone with knowledge of the incident are asked to call the Carlsbad Police Department at (760) 931-2197.