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Police Ask Public's Help In Finding Woman Who Struck Boy

The 16-year-old boy is in critical condition, according to a Riverside County Sheriff's Department deputy.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is reaching out to residents across the region, asking for their help in finding the driver who struck a boy with her vehicle and left him laying in the road.

The incident was reported at approximately 7:38 p.m. Monday in Palm Desert on Deep Canyon Road, just north of Fred Waring Drive.

“The vehicle struck the pedestrian and proceeded northbound on Deep Canyon Road and failed to stop at the scene,” said Deputy Albert Martinez of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

The 16-year-old boy, who was walking on Deep Canyon Road, is in critical condition, Martinez said.

The car’s driver is described as a Hispanic female, approximately 30 years old, 5’6”, 150 pounds, with black shoulder-length hair

The suspect vehicle is a white two-door compact. The make and model are unknown; it’s believed to be manufactured after 2000.

This investigation is continuing. Anyone who may have witnessed this collision is asked to contact the Palm Desert Police Department’s Traffic Division at 760-836-1600 reference case #T12 254 0079.

Helen September 11, 2012 at 03:06 PM
Poor kid! Hopefully he’ll recover soon and that they catch the idiot driver.
Mel September 11, 2012 at 05:22 PM
My Prayers are being sent to the boy for a full recovery. I hope this woman is identified and caught asap!! And placed in jail for a long time!!! She obviously isn't a mother herself. Maybe even an illegal immigrant.
TVOR September 11, 2012 at 07:48 PM
What a cowardly thing to do. I hope this woman is caught and punished!
karmabus September 11, 2012 at 08:33 PM
probably a illegal ALIEN who doesn't have the respect, balls and morals to stop because she will be deported and thrown in jail. Karma!!!!
Brenda September 11, 2012 at 09:51 PM
Good Lord catch this woman and jail is not bad enough for her. Someone who does NOT STOP, even when it is their fault is sick and yes cowardly to face the consequences. Please God wrap this boy in your loving arms and give him the strength to heal and recover from this horrible thing that has happened to him. He did not deserve to be a victim this day.
Adrian September 12, 2012 at 09:39 AM
@Mel... Couldn't resist, could you? There are myriad legal residents capable of such blatant disregard.
Ronnie Nadeau September 12, 2012 at 07:52 PM
Wow racist idiots you are. Probably a mid twenties female drunk with no DL due to multiple DUI', or considering the area some meth head strawberry to high to realize what she did. OK most likely all the above, a drunken stoned illegal.
Brenda September 12, 2012 at 08:25 PM
That entered my mind also Karma. :/
That Temecula Guy September 12, 2012 at 10:14 PM
Illegal, no insurance, coward.
Brenda September 13, 2012 at 03:04 AM
*****silently ROFLMBOFF*****
Brenda September 13, 2012 at 03:08 AM
Any and all from all of YOU, are the possibilities, bottom line, left a man-boy there to DIE. Sick COWARD. I pray to GOD this boy makes it. Please dear Lord this child does not deserve to die at the hands of someone like this, and she might never be identified to prosecute. Please wrap this boy in your loving arms and help his body heal while you give the police anything to help them find and prosecute this woman, or fill her brain with madness and guilt until she turns herself in. Amen.
Pkmd September 13, 2012 at 05:44 PM
These kinds of articles make me so angry!! What kind of world to we live in? When did people become such cold harted SOB's? We all might know who was driving, but that doesn't make a difference (hold on don't get angry) right now. It shouldnb't matter if they are legal or not. This is about being a human being!! How many time have anyone turned on the news and see a hit and run... even a fatality? People leave? I think SOME people in our society need a lesson on morals and then a good kick in the rear!!!
No one September 13, 2012 at 07:54 PM
it is not racist to state that someone here illegally is an illegal alien. Having said that, we do not know if the woman who hit and ran is illegal or a legal citizen. She is, however a criminal. And, most likely unlicensed and uninsured since she did not stop or maybe she was just drunk.
No one September 13, 2012 at 07:57 PM
yeah Ronnie, I'm leaning toward what you said. Probably will not go to jail since Gov Brown is releasing everyone on to our streets at record pace and downsizing law enforcement. Get ready for more things like this!
vania September 18, 2012 at 12:19 AM
It is racist, though, to just read the word 'hispanic' and immediately assume they are illegal. She could just be a truly terrible person. She could have been high or drunk. She could have been uninsured. Would you have assumed she was an illegal immigrant if the article didn't state her race? I guess I'm just asking that you guys focus on the fact that she made a mistake, and dealt with it in the most heartless way. That is her defining moment, not the fact that she has a Hispanic background.
No one September 18, 2012 at 09:44 PM
I see what you mean Vania. Can we agree that no matter what her ethnic extraction this driver is a loser, coward with no moral compass. And, I would bet she is uninsured and unlicensed. I know from experience people who do things the legal way, have insurance and a valid driver's license have more to lose than those that don't...so betting odds are she has neither.
Rob October 05, 2012 at 10:08 PM
It's a tragic fact that due to our ridiculous lack of border security and subsequent weak enforcement there is a high percentage of these hit and run's that are done by illegals. That is the reason people automatically equate this type of circumstance to illegals. It is what it is, you can't control how people think. Take away all the freebies and use e-verify for employment and secure the borders and deport the ones that don't leave and we probably won't think that way anymore. We can dream anyway.Prayers for the kid to recover completely and the scumbag to be caught.
Brenda October 06, 2012 at 07:04 PM
If we got all the illegals out of here like we are required by law to do so, ie ILLEGALS, out of the jails, shut off any and all aid benefits and we could take California back. In a matter of months it would be the most prosperous state again. But not when you are feeding and housing millions of illegals. ***Dreaming*** what California used to be like when I was young, ahhh. It was wonderful, no filthy streets or neighobrhoods, neighborhoods not scared to go outside at night, no junky cars lining the streets and yards with 12 dogs and cats to a yard, and the front yard full of yelling, mexican music, with the beer going down by the cases. Where the only time I saw Mexicans were the wonderful ones here legally with papers who were so proud of being here they also kept their homes spotless, talked to neighbors and were welcomed, while the illegals were going south on a big bus named Immigration. I hope this boy is ok........recovering? Does anyone know? We have several out there in the last 2 months we dont have updates on :/
Brenda October 06, 2012 at 07:09 PM
Also MORE CAMERAS!!! Even if spread out, at least one of them would have got a picture of this car!

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