HEMET, CA (March 1, 2022) – Early in the afternoon on Monday in Hemet, a teen who was pushed into the street was struck by a vehicle and seriously injured. The February 28 incident occurred where Seven Hills Drive and Stetson Avenue intersect.

The time was roughly 2:30 p.m., Hemet Police said.

Authorities said the boy–identified only as 15 years old–had been on a skateboard and riding in the area of the intersection. A group of other young people–who have also not been identified–confronted the boy, reports say.

The confrontation turned physical, and the boy was shoved from his skateboard and into the street. A vehicle that was traveling on the road struck the boy.

Responders transported the boy to a hospital. He suffered injuries that were described as serious.

His condition was described as critical.

The young people involved in pushing the victim ran from the crash site. Investigators are searching for them, and for the victim’s skateboard.

The person who was driving the car remained at the crash site and cooperated with investigators. He was identified only as 52 years old. His name and city of residence have not been reported.

Investigators are asking the public if anyone has video of the incident from a dash camera, or if anyone saw what happened, to call Hemet Police.

The number is 951-765-2400.

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