SAN DIEGO - An injured driver fled from the ambulance that had transported him to a local hospital Sunday, after being in a three-vehicle collision near SeaWorld.
The crash sent five people, including two children, to San Diego hospitals around 3:30 p.m.
It occurred in the eastbound lanes of the West Mission Bay Drive bridge over the San Diego River, San Diego police Officer Jane Jacobsen said.
Traffic was backed up as San Diego police officers closed down the link from West Mission Bay Drive and Ingraham Street to Interstate 8, and detoured cars to SeaWorld Drive or Sunset Cliffs Boulevard.
29 year old Caleb Clark, the driver of the vehicle that allegedly caused the crash bolted from a hospital while waiting treatment and his whereabouts were unknown as of 7:30 p.m.
The condition of the victims was is non-life threathing, Jacobsen said, but one of the victims may have gone through one vehicle's front windshield.
Some of the victims were transported to Rady Children's Hospital and others were taken to UCSD Medical Center.