Student from Japan Injured in Hit-and-Run Crash Identified as Keita Fukumoto
SAN MARCOS, CA (February 13, 2019) – An international student sustained serious injuries after a hit-and-run crash on Tuesday, February 5.
19-year-old Keita Fukumoto was struck by a pick-up truck as he was crossing Borden Road near Palomar College, where he is studying. He was going to his host family’s house when the accident happened.
The impact of the crash threw Keita into the air and left him with serious injuries. The driver did not stop and drove away.
Keita had emergency brain surgery at Palomar Hospital. He spent much of the week in the intensive care unit in a critical state. On Thursday, his mother flew in from Japan. His condition has been better, but he remains in the ICU.
The Sheriff’s Department described the pick-up truck as a dark older Toyota. It may have some damage to the front passenger side.
Any person who might have seen the incident or have any information that could help locate the driver of the Toyota is urged to call the Sheriff’s Department.
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