NORTH HIGHLANDS, Calif. - A 16-year-old North Highlands boy was hit by a car Friday night at the intersection of Walerga Road and Penwith Road; witnesses said the driver fled the scene without stopping.
Family members said the victim Alex Baca was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries; both of his legs were broken in the crash.
Baca's brother William Laun witnessed the hit and run. Laun said he and his brother and their friend were trying to cross Walerga Road Friday night around 8 p.m., headed for their grandmother's house.
Laun said a car came out of nowhere, striking his brother.
"I turned and looked at my little brother, and I [saw] the car hit him and the bike went flying in the air," Laun explained. "I watch him go flying and I see the car speeding up, didn't hit the brakes anything, so I couldn't get a license plate."
The boys weren't in a cross walk, but said they looked both ways and the road appeared to be clear. Laun said the car didn't have any lights on and described it as a red 4-door sedan. It likely has front end damage.
"I personally think their front end is literally cracked and messed up because of the fact that the bike frame is completely twisted," Laun said.
Anyone who may have witnessed the crime is urged to contact the California Highway Patrol or the Sacramento County Sheriff's Office.