Posted by on April 12, 2017
Categories: California

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(BANT) – Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a motorcyclist involved in a hit and run that seriously injured a child Sunday afternoon in Santa Cruz.

According to police, a 9-year-old boy and his mother were walking in a crosswalk at Mission Street and Van Ness Avenue.

As other vehicles stopped to let the mother and son cross the street, a motorcyclist splitting traffic hit the child. Police say the motorcyclist did not stop and instead sped off south on Mission Street.

The child is in a trauma center with significant injuries that are not considered life-threatening.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Santa Cruz Police Department at (831) 471-1131 or email Officer Hedley at