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Police review surveillance video of hit-and-run involving Chargers intern

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - A San Diego Chargers intern injured in a hit-and-run last week in Pacific Beach remains hospitalized, as police continue their investigation now reviewing surveillance video.

RELATED: Chargers intern critically injured in Pacific Beach hit-and-run

J’Ron Erby, 23, is a native of the Bay Area and came to San Diego to start a dream internship with the Charger's Public Relations Department. But that dream came to an abrupt stop Friday, August 5 when Erby and two other men were crossing the street in the 900 block of Garnet Avenue near Cass Street around 1:00 a.m.

Police said a driver suddenly traveled into oncoming traffic, hit the men and fled the scene. Surveillance video showed Erby sliding off a silver Hyundai Elantra, which was traveling in the wrong direction. Police are reviewing that surveillance video, which was recently released by a business along Garnet Avenue.

A GoFundMe Page has been set up for those that would like to contribute. So far, Chargers fans have donated more than $1,000. Before Saturday night’s Chargers game, the Tennessee Titans posted a link to Erby’s GoFundMe Page on their website. During the game, fans helped raise more than $1500.

But now there's a new problem, Erby’s health insurance is through his mother's employer, Kaiser Permanente, and it will run out 30 days after the accident. This is because she is currently not working so she can be with her son in the hospital. 

The family is asking eligible employees of The Permanente Medical Group (TPMG) to consider donating sick or vacation time to Trina Erby at the Walnut Creek Mental Health Department. They can contact their human resources department to determine eligibility. 

“However long I need to be here with him and since the doctors are saying expect a couple months, I'm going to go past the 30 days,” Erby's mother said.
Police are searching for the driver of a newer model silver Hyundai Elantra. The car sustained substantial front-end and windshield damage in the accident.

San Diego CrimeStoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to a conviction.

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