Motorcyclist and two children injured in collision
On June 23, 2022, at approximately 8:53 p.m., Sheriff’s Deputies from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Vista Station, Traffic Division and Vista Fire Department personnel responded to a serious injury hit and run collision on E. Bobier Drive near the intersection of E. Vista Way.
Based on the preliminary investigation, a tan Toyota Camry was exiting a shopping center in the 1000 block of E. Bobier Drive and pulled in front of a motorcycle driving eastbound on E. Bobier Drive. The motorcycle broadsided the sedan, and the rider was ejected. The rider transported to Palomar Medical Center for serious injuries.
The driver of the tan Toyota Camry, a 31-year-old male, immediately fled the scene. He was contacted by deputies about two hours later and admitted to fleeing the scene. Three minor children, ages 2, 6, and 8 were in the rear passenger seat inside the sedan during the collision. Two of the children sustained non-life-threatening injuries and were transported by ambulance to Rady’s Children Hospital for treatment.
The driver of the tan Toyota Camry was placed under arrest for hit and run causing injury, willful child neglect, and driving without a valid driver license. He was later booked into the Vista Detention Facility. Alcohol/drugs are not believed to be a factor.
The Vista Traffic Division is handling the investigation.