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Car believed to be involved in Chargers intern hit-and-run located

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - The San Diego Police Department on Monday announced they had recovered the car believed to be involved in a hit-and-run incident that left a San Diego Chargers intern injured in Pacific Beach in August.

J'Ron Erby, 23, an intern for the San Diego Chargers, and his roommate had been out celebrating the roommates birthday when they were both struck by a car in the 900 block of Garnet Avenue in Pacific Beach. Police say the driver suddenly went into oncoming traffic, hit the two men and sped off from the scene.

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

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. 

Erby was left in critical condition with a brain injury.

The police department in a statement said two people have been identified in connection to the vehicle. Their identity is not being released at this time, as no arrests have been made. However, they are considered persons of interest.

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

Erby's father said while his son's recovery is the family's number one priority, justice for him is a crucial part of the healing process. 

"It will bring us some peace of mind just to know our son's life was important. He is taking it day by day. He is slowly improving day by day," Erby's father, Lee Erby, Sr., told CBS News 8 during a phone interview Monday. 

Erby's parents have taken unpaid leave of absence from their jobs to care for their son as he recovers and if you would like to make a donation to the Erby family, click here to visit their GoFundMe page

Police continue to ask anyone with information please come forward and call Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477 or our Traffic Division at 858-495-7800.

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