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Boy airlifted to hospital following Vista hit-and-run

Boy rushed to hospital following hit-and-run
Boy airlifted to hospital following hit-and-run
San Diego County Sheriff's Department
Posted at 5:25 PM, Feb 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-26 02:16:54-05

VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) -- A young boy was airlifted to the hospital Tuesday night following a hit-and-run.

According to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, the crash happened on the 1000 block of Mar Vista Drive around 5 p.m.

Lt. Ted Greenawald said a white sedan struck the 12-year-old before leaving the scene.

Reports indicate that a second vehicle may have also hit the boy. That driver is said to have remained at the scene.

The boy was taken to the Rady Children’s Hospital with injuries to his leg and cuts on his face. The child was conscious and responsive while being treated at the scene, Greenawald said.

An initial investigation indicated that the vehicle that first struck the boy was a 2019-2020 white Toyota sedan. “The sedan should have damage to the right mirror and possible front-end damage,” the department said in a news release.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

City News Service contributed to this report.