A driver crashed a maroon Nissan Pathfinder into an apartment complex near Cal State Long Beach on Friday morning and fled the scene on foot before being arrested. Photo courtesy of Long Beach Post reader Anh Nguyen

A man will be facing hit-and-run charges after he crashed an SUV into an apartment complex and fled on foot from the scene near Cal State Long Beach on Friday morning, police said.

Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) officers responded to the scene in the area of Atherton Street and Bellflower Boulevard at about 10:35AM, said LBPD spokesperson Nancy Pratt.

Upon arrival, officers learned that a driver in a maroon Nissan Pathfinder had been traveling southbound Bellflower and made a right turn heading westbound on Atherton, when he lost control and collided into an apartment complex.

The driver, a man in his 20s, then fled the scene on foot, Pratt said.

A witness ran after the suspect and detained him until police arrived and took him into custody.

The driver was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

He has not yet been booked but will be facing hit-and-run charges, Pratt said.

A witness at the scene said in a phone interview with the Long Beach Post that the building shook as a result of the incident.

“A woman ran out of the building and was crying, ” said Anh Nguyen, 35, of Anaheim, who said he was driving by the apartment complex when the incident occurred. “Everybody assumed the woman was the driver, but she said the driver ran off. She said she was inside the apartment when it happened, and it seemed like she was crying because she was in shock.”

No further information is available. We will update this story as we learn more.