As reported here this afternoon, a 7-year-old boy riding his scooter on Vine Avenue between Leslie and Merle avenues in Martinez was struck and seriously injured by a passing white van.
Police determined that the incident occurred between 3:48 and 3:56 p.m., with area surveillance cameras capturing a fleeting image of the vehicle as it traveled south on Vine, struck the child, and fled the scene.
The boy was airlifted by helicopter to Oakland Children’s Hospital and is being treated for major injuries. He was listed in stable condition.
The photo is the actual suspect vehicle caught on surveillance.
CHP is seeking the public’s assistance with information regarding this incident. If anyone witnessed this event, or the suspect vehicle in the area or vicinity during the time of the incident, contact Contra Costa CHP at (925) 646-4980 and leave your information for investigating Officer Garduno.