On the early morning of June 5, a 27-year-old pregnant woman sustained life-threatening injuries in an Escondido crash with a suspected DUI driver, who attempted to flee the scene.
The accident happened at 2 a.m. at the intersection of SR-78 and Broadway, according to Escondido police Lt. Mike Kearney.
Authorities said the DUI suspect, 33-year-old Jose Uriostegui, crashed his Ford F-150 truck into a Nissan Altima.
A witness stated that Uriostegui attempted to flee the scene:
Uriostegui attempted to escape after the crash but was subdued by two Good Samaritans.
Lucrecia Vasquez, who is six-months pregnant, was taken to an area hospital in critical condition. Her 24-year-old female passenger suffered moderate injuries, Kearney said.
Uriostegui was arrested on multiple felony charges, including hit and run and DUI. His injuries were minor.