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SAN MARCOS (CNS) - A motorist was in custody Tuesday after calling authorities and confessing to striking a skateboarder in San Marcos, then fleeing, leaving the 20-year-old victim critically injured, authorities said.

The motorist was traveling eastbound on Oleander Avenue when he struck the skateboarder in the area of Alamitos Way around 5:50 p.m. Monday, sheriff's

Sgt. Stephanie Guerra said in a statement.

Residents in the area heard a crash and ran out to find the skateboarder bleeding in the street as the motorist drove away, she said.

The skateboarder suffered head injuries and was transported to a hospital, where he was in critical but stable condition, Guerra said.

Several hours later, the motorist called the sheriff's department and confessed to the accident, she said, adding without elaboration that he was taken into custody in connection with unrelated charges.

The suspect's vehicle had damage consistent with the type of collision that occurred and was seized as evidence, Guerra said.

The names of the victim and suspect were not immediately released.

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