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.
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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.