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Hit-and-Run Driver at Large, Victim Recovering

Astoundingly, the boy who was a victim of a brutal felony hit-and-run Wednesday suffers no permanent damage.

Warning, some photos in the slideshow are graphic.

Hunter Bogert, 16, was with his two friends Wednesday at the corner of Ola Vista and Rosa waiting for his girlfriend to get ready when a woman

Incredibly, though Bogert will be in a wheelchair for a week or so, he suffers no permanent damage.

But the suspect, who witnesses said ran the stop sign before she hit Bogert at about 1:30 p.m., is still at large.

As Bogert was being dragged between the two wheels of the gold SUV with Nevada plates, his friend Connor Covey got a good look at the driver's face as he pounded on the window screaming for her to stop.

Covey said the driver appeared to be a middle-aged Asian-looking woman with black, slightly frizzy hair that fell past her shoulders. She was wearing sunglasses with lenses that are dark on top and fade to transparent. The lines around her mouth and on her face made her appear as if she were a cigarette smoker, Covey said.

The Nevada plate bore an image of the city of Las Vegas.

Bogert said leading up to the crash, he was trying out Covey's new skateboard that the boy had received for his birthday. Bogert, Covey and Covey's girlfriend Eloise Steen were waiting for Bogert's girlfriend Shayla Nicks to finish showering after her shift at the.

Bogert said he attempted a power stop in the intersection, swiftly turning the board perpendicular to the line of travel in order to halt. But the wheels were new and slippery, causing him to fall on his rear. Bogert said he had not fully righted himself when the driver struck him.

The wheels left wide abrasions on his back and ground his pelvis into the roadbed, chipping part of the bone, but not breaking it. The accident left his arms and legs scraped up and chunks of the asphalt in his stomach.

Shauna Bogert, the victim's mother, said surgeons had to anesthetize him in order to remove the debris and sew him up with 13 stitches. He returned from Mission Hospital Thursday evening and is recuperating in his North Beach home.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of the driver, call San Clemente Police Services at 949-361-8230.

Bobby Dias August 28, 2012 at 12:50 AM
I do not play favorites. I am not even registered to vote because I do not have a favorite political party to put on the voter registration card in Santa Barbara County. But- I had Secret and Top Sercret security rating when I was in the US Navy. And I worked directly with and often with Presidents Truman and Eisenhower and Kennedy and Johnson and Nixon and Ford and Carter and Reagan- so when something like this little incident I do not hold back. Townsend may think he can make people believe whatever he wants because he is a journalist but to me he is a piece of used toilet paper when he says things like he did in this article. Flush the toilet so a decent person will write for Patch. I do respect Patch.
Bobby Dias August 28, 2012 at 12:51 AM
Scott is sooo stupid that he cannot even copy my name that is right in front of him.
Scott August 28, 2012 at 12:57 AM
Bobby has an obvious agenda, and acts like a twelve year old. Its obvious he is connected to the driver.
Scott August 28, 2012 at 01:02 AM
Yes, making childish comments about typos will make everyone believe the crap your trying to push here Bobby... Was the driver your Mom, Wife, or Sister? How is it that you seem to know so many details about the accident that only the driver would know?
ms.sc. August 28, 2012 at 01:03 AM
Bobby and friends probably won't sleep well tonight.
Amy Andreasen August 28, 2012 at 03:31 AM
Even if Hunter was doing something he shouldn't have been doing, doesn't change the fact that this woman ran him over and fled the scene. It became a felony when she did that. I really don't see how you can ever justify a hit and run, it's just not ok.
Bobby Dias August 28, 2012 at 04:18 AM
Amy- IF she knew that he was hit it was a felony. If the friend actually pounded on her window she could have be running to save her life from a violent kid trying to break into her car. I know I would run. About her friends- by standing right on the corner they prevented her from seeing him when she was far away enough to see the hit kid. The three kids were the difference between normal driving and the accident. Give the kids hell- do not blame the driver for what the kids started- and finished by scaring her away. You have a good point about her running but you fail to recognize the danger the driver thought she was in. Accidents are accidents but the friend pounding on the window was a bully thinking of revenge not helping his friend- the kid was run over by the one rear tire which took maybe one second, the car was off the kid- that boy pounding on the window was angry not trying help anybody. You are trying to excuse the three that caused the accident.
Bobby Dias August 28, 2012 at 04:23 AM
No mistake by Scott is his racist belief that Diaz is the same as Dias. Scott is obviously going on his racist hatred of the description of the driver as asian. Maybe it was the kid's friends racist hatred of the driver looking asian that is reason for their lies about her.
andrew mendoza August 28, 2012 at 05:14 AM
wow this became really odd dias must be connected to the driver somehow why else would anybody put so much effort and come up with so many scenarios from a few paragraphs of a news story and bring racism into it omg bizzare
Steve Smith August 28, 2012 at 05:22 AM
Bobby Dias (AKA Bobby Diaz) you are my hero! This is clearly a case of a little OC spoiled punk (not a child!) getting what he deserved! He broke the law and got run over, lucky little kcid should be glad he is not dead! His mom and grandma are enablers looking to cash in on the little kcid mistake. I have skated the streets of socal for 35 years and never got hit by a car...LMAO U ASKED FOR IT!! All u OC posers need to shut up and worry about how many people ur corrupt PD kill this year!! I LOVE BOBBY DIAS!!!!!!!!!!!!
Steve Smith August 28, 2012 at 05:31 AM
If race did not matter, why the Asian comment? Cause they have wrongfully been called bad drivers?? That is a bad as acting if a Muslim might be a terrorist!! OC HATER!! I LOVE BOBBY D!!! BOBBY D FOR PRESIDENT (or at least mayor of San "I Hate Asians" Clemente!"
Scott August 28, 2012 at 06:56 AM
Funny...."Steve Smith" and "Bobby Dias" sure do sound similar dont they? Seems to me they are the only ones here concerned wirh race. Nice try at distraction and misdiredtion but your not fooling anyone here. I'm 100% positive that the person posting here under these names is either the driver or somehow related to her. Rather than continue to argue with swine, i will just direct the police to this conversation and see what they make if it.
Dielon August 28, 2012 at 07:08 AM
Lol @ the people and their very courageous negative comments onwards the young man.. Typical bottom dweller hiding behind a computer screen and speaking out of complete ignorance. You can be mad at the journalist all you want but you have no Idea what the facts are except: she took off and hasn't turned herself in and he was injured pretty badly. I thought the ignorance in your comments were a joke but I guess not. Congratulations on having the lowest possible security clearance possible in the US Navy! I can tell your life is just so fantastic that you spend your time being a "cyber bully" to a sixteen year old kid. Nice life, hahaha...
Amy Andreasen August 29, 2012 at 05:49 AM
I would imagine that if your friend were in the process of being run over you wouldn't calmly knock on the window and say "excuse me mam, but if it's not too much trouble do you think you might remove your vehicle from on top of him?" Just a thought. Secondly, even If she was scared, I'm sure when she drove away she looked in her rear view mirror and had an idea of what happened. She could have pulled over somewhere safe and called the police herself. What it all boils down to, is that people flee scenes of accidents for self preservation, and that's not ok. What happened started as an accident, but became a crime when she ran and for that reason, she needs to turn herself in.
Bobby Dias August 29, 2012 at 06:01 AM
I appreciate skateboarding as a help in getting around town and as a sport. That appeciation is the difference in me being quiet and speaking about this incident. Many use skate boards safely and help themselves vey much using skateboards- do not let the failures like this one kid ruin it for those that skateboard safely. Practice and think safety.
Bobby Dias August 29, 2012 at 06:13 AM
His friend was NOT in the process of being run over- the car was past him and STOPPED - the angry bully made the driver driver start up and drive away by making himself a danger to her. SHE WAS STOPPED Stupid Amy! Maybe the friend tried to scare her away by pounding on the window so that only friends would be there to hear their lies. Fooled you? Sounds like you were fooled.
MOMMAKNOWSBEST! August 29, 2012 at 04:04 PM
LOOK DUDE!!! ITS A HILL GOING DOWN ON ROSA... THAT IS A VERRRRRRY DANGEROUS STREET!!!!!!! I TELL MY BOYS TO BE CAREFUL OF ALLLLL THE TIME WHEN THEY GO TO FREDS! I AM AFRAID TO CROSS THAT STREET AT THE BOTTOM OF ROSA...HAVE YOU NOT EVER HAD A NEW SKATEBOARD???? I SAY THESE CERTAIN STREETS SHOULD HAVE SPEED BUMPS! LOTS OF THEM! I SEE SOOOOOOO MANY ABOUT TO HAPPEN ACCIDENTS HERE IN SAN CLEMENTE. HE IS NOT A STUPID KID! I DON'T KNOW HIM. TOO MANY FAST DRIVERS AND TO MANY BARS AND DRUNKS AND DRUGGIES LIVE HERE. THAT'S WHY I'M LOOKING FOR A NEW CITY TO MOVE TO. DON'T GET ME WRONG NICE PLACE AND LOTS OF UNSAFE OUT OF TOWNERS AND RITCH PEOPLE THAT THINK THEY OWN THE ROADS HERE!!!!! I PRAY FOR THIS DEAR TEEN AND TO FIND THIS ASIAN BITOCH!
MOMMAKNOWSBEST! August 29, 2012 at 04:15 PM
Joan I live on Avendia Monterey ... I know that street to well. I lived here a yr. That IS ONE OF the MOST UnSafe streets I walk on... Its a Hill that goes down to Ola Vista. If your Driving fast thinking about YOURSELF LIke MOST DRIVERS DO and not to think what is a head of you and to drive over speed limits.Someone/pedestrian will get hurt... I SAY Speed Bumps on that Curve on Ola Vista ANd On RoSa... I Will Pray For You GRANDsoN FOR A 100% Recovery. IGNORE THESE MORONS! THEy DONT Know THE CITY....
MOMMAKNOWSBEST! August 29, 2012 at 04:16 PM
Sounds to me that he is a person of dark not of light
MOMMAKNOWSBEST! August 29, 2012 at 04:21 PM
THANK YOU AMY!!!! RIGHT ON IT GIRL!!!!!!!!
MOMMAKNOWSBEST! August 29, 2012 at 04:24 PM
ME TOO!!!
MOMMAKNOWSBEST! August 29, 2012 at 04:27 PM
Wrong Place Wrong Time.
MOMMAKNOWSBEST! August 29, 2012 at 04:37 PM
doesn't change the fact that this woman ran him over and fled the scene. It became a felony when she did that. I really don't see how you can ever justify a hit and run, it's just not ok. I AGREE!
Scott August 29, 2012 at 08:35 PM
Hey Bobby, how is it you know these details? How do you know when and where she stopped?
Amy Andreasen August 30, 2012 at 10:19 PM
Bobby you really do make a lot of assumptions, and I've said nothing rude to you so I don't know why you feel the need to call names. It's not necessary. It still comes back to the fact that she ran, for whatever reason she did it, IT'S A CRIME!!! She needs to pay for that crime.
Steve Smith August 31, 2012 at 05:44 AM
Funny...."Scott" and a "Piece of Sh!t" sure do look the same! My real name is Steve, and you can find me at www.skydiveelsinore.com most weekends. I am not the Asian hater, you are! Very convenient some punk who is too stupid to ride a skateboard blames a minority for their injuries. If you want more of my personal info, I will BE GLAD TO GIVE TO U IN PERSON U LITTLE TWERP!
Steve Smith August 31, 2012 at 05:47 AM
lol Dielon...u want my number or address just email deathtotheOC@acspcs.com
Adam Townsend August 31, 2012 at 01:48 PM
Please don't call me or any other commenter names. I accurately related this description as it was described to me and as the boy described it to police.
JDB August 31, 2012 at 05:12 PM
Bobby Dias, You are a real piece or work. She ran a stop sign, ran over a kid and kept going and you are defending her. It appears to me you need to be thinned from the herd.
Shauna Bogert January 10, 2014 at 12:58 PM
Hi Adam. I am Hunter's Mom and just want to update you. The driver has never been found. This is really a hardship on my family as Hunter continues to suffer from his injuries, both mentally and physically. He is in pain everyday and nauseous most of the time. At 18 years old now this has definitely changed his future. We are hopeful that he will graduate from High School, but even that is questionable as just getting through each day is difficult. I am shocked by the comments made here, especially the ignorance of some people and the heartlessness toward the real victim of this felony. This has CHANGED HIS LIFE!!! This woman needs to be found and if Bobby knows her he needs to encourage her to face up to what she did. Thank you to those who were supportive and to you, Adam, for your reporting.

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