Release Date/Time: 6/21/2017 12:48 PM
Incident: Vehicle versus pedestrian collision, Injury hit & run
Report #: 17-060816
Date: Saturday, 6/17/2017
Time: 12:46 AM
Location: N. Davis Rd. & Larkin St.
Officers responded to a man down in the road next to the apartment complex at North Davis Rd and Larkin Street. Officers arrived and found a Hispanic male, that they believed to be in his 20's, down on the west side of the road. The victim was suffering from serious head injuries. He was transported to Natividad Medical Center where he was listed in critical condition. The victim was crossing outside of the crosswalk toward an apartment building in the area when he was struck by a vehicle. Evidence indicates he was struck by the front of the car and thrown up onto the windshield. The victim had no identification so officers attempted to identify him by fingerprints to no avail. The vehicle that stuck the vicitm fled the scene and has not yet been located.
A 17-year-old male was reported as a runaway shortly before the collision occured. On June 20th, the parents met with police officers at NMC and positively identified the hit and run victim as their son. He is still in critical condition at NMC. The case is still under investigation. Anyone with any information is asked to call Sergeant Gerry Ross at (831) 758-7975 or call the Salinas Police Anonymous Tip Line at (831) 758-7273.
Release Authorized by: Gerard D Ross
Telephone: (831) 758-7975