Fountain Valley police are investigating a hit-and-run accident Monday in which excessive speed reportedly caused a driver to collide with a house.
According to police, the accident occurred just after 2:30 a.m., at the corner of Ellis Avenue and Tamarind Street. When officers arrived at the scene, they saw a Honda S2000 that had collided with the block wall of a house and then came to rest against the house.
"At first, me and my wife thought it was a big earthquake," said Tien Dao, the owner of the house. "We jumped right out of bed and and got down on the floor. Then I checked around the house and nothing was moving. Then I felt like there was something outside. At first I didn't know it was a vehicle. I thought it was just a big object on the corner of my house."
Dao said that two men came to his door after the crash and asked him not to call the police, and that they would take care of the damage. Dao eventually closed the door, went back in the house and called 911, he said.
Witnesses told police that two people had gotten out of the car after the crash, and that one had fled the scene on foot. The other stayed at the scene and was treated by paramedics for a head injury that is not beleived to be life-threatening, and then taken to a local hospital.
Police are still searching for the person who fled the scene of the accident, and are also still trying to determine who was driving the car. Anyone with information is asked to call Fountain Valley Police accident investigator Harry Harrison at (714) 593-4481.