Glendale Police: 12-year-old badly injured following hit-and-run crash involving box truck
GLENDALE, Ariz. (FOX 10) -- Glendale Police officials say a search is underway for a suspect, in connection with a hit-and-run crash involving a box truck.
According to a statement released Wednesday, the incident happened on Monday, in the area of 63rd Avenue and Camelback Road. The victim, identified as a 12-year-old boy, was riding his skateboard in the area when the box truck, traveling south, struck him. The box truck left the are without stopping to help or call 911.
The victim, according to police officials, suffered life-threatening injuries, and is still receiving medical care.
"Three fractures on his skull, rib, and he's unconscious," said the victim's uncle, Roger Acevedo.
Family members of the victim identified him as "Adrian". Acevedo said the victim is a respectable nephew, and full of life.
"He's real playful, happy," said Roger Acevedo. "He enjoys video games, school, happy-go-lucky kid, real obedient."
A person living near the area said while he didn't the crash, as it happened, he did hear the commotion after the fact.
"I just heard a woman yelling, 'oh my gosh', crying and yelling," said Jimmy Nieto. "They're coming home from school and get hit. Turn yourself in. What if it's your family member?"
Acevedo is also pleading for the driver of the truck to come forward.
"I'm sure he was scared. I don't think it was intentional. He was on a dark street with no shirt on. My advice would be to get your side of the story, because there's pictures, and put himself in a parents shoes," said Acevedo.
The box truck has been described as being dark in color, with a white rear cargo door sporting a logo resembling the numeral "1" and a graphic that resembles an American flag.
Anyone with information should leave an anonymous tip by calling Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS. Spanish speakers can leave an anonymous tip by calling Testigo Silencioso at 480-TESTIGO.
Si tiene alguna información sobre este caso, llame a la línea de Testigo Silencioso (480-TESTIGO, 480-837-8446).