VICTORVILLE – Authorities are seeking the identity of a driver who hit a young Victorville pedestrian and fled the scene on Thursday morning.
The victim’s mother told a 24/7 Headline News reporter that between 5-6 a.m. her two sons, ages 17 and 18-years-old were walking near Bear Valley Road between Mesa Linda and CA-395 in the City of Victorville when a vehicle struck her 18-year-old son. He was tossed into the air and fell onto the ground as the vehicle fled without stopping to provide aid. He was rushed to a trauma center for the treatment of a fractured pelvis, lacerated liver, as well as numerous other injuries.
The victim has already had to have surgery and is expected to require additional surgeries throughout his recovery. It is believed that the driver was racing a second vehicle and lost control, striking the young man from behind. The victim and his juvenile brother did hear the vehicles, but did not see the vehicle coming towards him.
The vehicle is described as a silver Toyota sedan that should now have front passenger side damage. “The car that hit him lost a lot of parts,” said the mother of the victim. “[It should have] a missing front bumper and passenger mirror.”
The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information is urged to contact the Victorville Sheriff’s Station at 760-241-2911. Those wishing to remain anonymous can contact the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-782-7463 or online at www.wetip.com.
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