Atwater police are on the lookout following a vehicle vs. pedestrian hit-and-run crash that injured two boys Tuesday night.
The incident was reported shortly before 8:30 p.m. on Bellevue Road near Secretariat Drive, according to Detective Armando Echevarria.
Police responded to the scene and found the victims, a 12-year-old and 13-year-old, with injuries. One of the teens was lying on the sidewalk, while the other was in the road, Echevarria said.
Details of the crash remain sketchy. A witness reported a black car, possibly a Honda, was traveling westbound on Bellevue Road and swerved, striking the boys. Echevarria said questions remain about the exact location of where the boys were positioned when the crash happened.
The car fled westbound on Bellevue Road after the crash.
The boys were flown to a Modesto hospital. The older boy has been released from the hospital, while the younger victim's condition is unknown. Police haven't released a description of the driver.
Detectives are asking anyone with information to call Detective Armando Echevarria or Officer Scott Duncan at (209) 357-6396 or the automated tip line at (209) 357-6390. Calls are kept confidential, and you can remain anonymous.
Reporter Victor A. Patton can be reached at (209) 385-2431 or firstname.lastname@example.org.