SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – An 18-year-old driver was arrested Monday after fleeing the scene of a rollover crash that seriously injured a passenger in his car, police said.
Officers responded to reports of a rollover in the 400 block of Cabot Road at about 3:15 p.m., South San Francisco police Sgt. Bruce McPhillips said.READ MORE: Woman Arrested For Anti-Asian Attacks In Mountain View
A preliminary investigation indicated that the driver of a Toyota 4Runner—later identified as Juan Antonio Garcia, of South San Francisco—was attempting to make a U-turn when his vehicle flipped over, McPhillips said.
Witnesses saw Garcia running away from the scene with two of his three passengers, MchPhillips said.
Arriving officers found the third passenger, a man in his 20s, still inside the vehicle, McPhillips said. He had suffered major head trauma and was taken to a hospital.READ MORE: Social Housing May Be A Fix For San Francisco's Housing Affordability Crisis
Garcia and the two other passengers were found hiding in some bushes near the Bay, McPhillips said.
Garcia was arrested on suspicion of felony hit-and run and driving without a license. He was booked into San Mateo County Jail on $50,000 bail.
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