A child suffered from an apparent broken hip, stomach cuts and scrapes on both arms after a Lexus SUV ran a stop sign, hit the boy and dragged him several yards Wednesday.
The boy was skateboarding at about 1:30 p.m. at the intersection where South Ola Vista becomes Avenida Santa Barbara when witnesses say the gold SUV, bearing Nevada plates, ran a stop sign and smashed into the boy, said San Clemente Police Services Sgt. Scott Kennedy.
The driver then sped off. Paramedics transported the boy to Mission Hospital for his injuries.
No other decriptive information was available, but Kennedy urged anyone with further details to call the police at 949-361-8230.