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Teen Struck in Hit-and-Run Collision

On Monday, January 23, 2023, at 11:15 pm, the Oceanside Police Department responded to a report of a fight in the area of 1200 N. Harbor Drive. While checking the area for possible suspects, officers located an unresponsive male lying in the parking lot of Pay Lot 10 at the corner of N. Pacific Street and N. Harbor Drive. The patient appeared to have been hit by a vehicle. Oceanside Fire Department personnel on the scene began life-saving measures, and ultimately the seventeen-year-old patient was airlifted to Scripps La Jolla with life-threatening injuries. The suspect, a fifteen-year-old male who had fled the scene, was located by Oceanside police and detained nearby.

Based on witness statements and physical evidence, preliminary information indicates both parties were involved in the initial altercation that alerted officers to the area, and alcohol was a factor in this collision.

The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Accident Investigator David Paul at (760) 435-4431 or email

For media inquiries, please contact Oceanside Police Department Public Information Officer Jennifer Atenza at (760) 277-5237 or email