A student on his way to class at Diablo Vista Middle School was hit and injured by a driver who fled the accident scene in unincorporated Danville.
According to the boy’s parent, Leigh Chronister, her son was walking in the Shadow Creek neighborhood on his way to class at Diablo Vista Middle School at approximately 7:45 a.m. Monday morning. A vehicle, described as a mid-sized Toyota, turned south-bound onto Blackhawk Meadow Drive from Green Meadow Drive at a high rate of speed.
The vehicle accelerated and “swiped” her son as he was walking around a parked vehicle, causing the boy’s backpack to be thrown from his body. The driver continued to accelerate away from the scene toward Camino Tassajara, leaving the injured boy behind as he fled. The suspected driver of the beige mid-sized Toyota is described as an Indian male between 45- 60 years old, wearing a gray sweater.
Chronister says her family “is horrified by the event, but further sickened that the man failed to stop, leaving our son lying on the road and speeding away.” Her son sustained minor injuries has he was struck and thrown to the ground by the suspect vehicle. She reminds everyone to “remember to be aware of your surroundings, review safety tips with your children and appreciate each day.”
Concerned for the safety of her neighborhood in the future, Chronister insists that police must find the man responsible: “This driver needs to be found and held responsible for hit and run, before he harms anyone else.”
The Dublin office of the California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident.