Hit-and-run crashes in Turlock and Keyes on Friday left a young child and a Modesto man with major injuries.
According to Turlock police, the incident there occurred at 5:10 p.m. on Lambert Way near North Soderquist Road. The car, described as a 2000 gray Ford Focus or Honda four-door sedan, hit the child in the road.
The driver stopped briefly and got out of his car before getting back in and driving away. The child suffered major injuries.
Authorities described the driver as Latino, 16 to 19 years old, 5 feet, 10 inches tall, with an average build. Detectives are asking the public to help identify the driver and find the vehicle.
Authorities ask anyone with information to contact Detective Brandon Bertram via Turlock Police Department dispatch, (209) 668-1200. Callers also can contact the Crime Stoppers program, (209) 521-4636.
The Keyes crash happened about an hour later at Rohde Road north of Starlite Drive. The victim, 42-year-old Alexander Pizan, was walking north on the east shoulder of Rohde. The driver of a silver Toyota Camry traveling north on Rohde veered to the right and onto the shoulder, striking the pedestrian.
The impact broke off the passenger-side review mirror of the Camry, which was recovered at the scene after the driver fled the scene, continuing north on Rohde toward Ceres. A witness at the scene told the California Highway Patrol that the driver may have turned right onto Hepburn Way as he fled.
Pizan suffered major injuries and was transported to Memorial Medical Center for treatment.
The Camry is a 1997-2001 model, according to the CHP report, is missing its passenger-side mirror and may have damage to its right front bumper and/or right front fender.
Anyone with information regarding the crash, the identity or whereabouts of the driver, is asked to call the CHP at (209) 545-7440.