A 13-year-old boy was seriously injured Tuesday night when he was struck by a vehicle fleeing the California Highway Patrol in the Antelope area.
The incident began about 7:40 p.m. when a CHP patrol sergeant attempted to make an enforcement stop on a silver Cadillac. The driver of the vehicle drove off and the sergeant lost sight of it, according to a CHP news release.
During a search of the area, the sergeant found the vehicle at Redwater Drive and Sycamore Glen Way, where it had been involved in a collision, the CHP reported. Bystanders told the sergeant that the driver had run away and reported the direction in which he headed.
The driver, later identified as Jermain Williams, 32, of Carmichael, was found and taken into custody.
When officers returned to the crash scene, bystanders reported that the vehicle had struck a teenage boy who had been standing on the sidewalk. The boy was taken to an area hospital with major injuries, CHP officials said.
The passenger in the suspect vehicle, Dane Wiski, 27, of Antelope, was taken into custody along with Williams and taken to an area hospital for treatment of injuries suffered in the crash. Wiski was cited for being drunk in public and released on his own recognizance, CHP officials said.
Williams faces a charge of driving under the influence and other felony violations pending completion of the investigation, according to the CHP.