SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A motorist who caused a collision that sent a truck off a freeway overpass and into a Mission Valley restaurant below, seriously injuring the other driver, pleaded guilty Monday to felony hit-and-run and a misdemeanor count of driving without a license.
Jose Carlos Uribe, 21, faces up to three years in prison when he is sentenced April 13.
Uribe was on probation for false imprisonment and concealing evidence at the time of the accident last Sept. 21.
Motorists saw Uribe's car swerving before he hit the right rear of a Ford F250 truck driven by Kenneth Fruedenvoll, according to Deputy District Attorney Jalyn Wang.
The accident happened about 3 p.m. as the vehicles were transitioning from westbound Interstate 8 to northbound Interstate 805. Fruedenvoll's truck slammed through a guardrail and into Dave & Buster's restaurant 50 feet below before landing upright in a parking lot.
Uribe fled, but a passenger in his SUV came forward, and the defendant was arrested the next day.
The defendant admitted that he was involved in the collision and left the scene because he was unlicensed, Wang said.
Fruedenvoll -- who was in the Navy -- suffered three crushed vertebrae and a fractured vertebrae.
Five people were injured in a three-car crash in the Rolando area on Sunday after an apparent road-rage incident. It happened about 1:30 p.m. on University Avenue at College Avenue, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.
Another successful Comic-Con is in the books. The four-day pop culture convention came to an end Sunday, but even in its final hours was packed with things to see and do.
Vince Velasquez allowed two hits over seven innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the San Diego Padres 5-0 Sunday for a doubleheader split.
The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for San Diego County inland valleys, mountains, and deserts. The warning is valid for Monday morning through Thursday evening
A man stole a brand-new luxury car out of a Kearny Mesa dealership's lot and led police on a lengthy chase down San Diego freeways on Sunday.
San Diego Comic-Con is in full swing and so is the superhero-themed fashion! Celebrities like Sarah Paulson, Sonequa Martin-Green and Camila Mendes, among many other stylish ladies, rocked a bevy of leather, nylon and pleather to attend the annual comic book convention.
Detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding a man who died Saturday morning on a sidewalk in Old Town.
A suspected drunk driver was shot by sheriff's deputies after leading them on a pursuit across North County freeways Friday night, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said.