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CHP seeks hit-and-run driver who struck Del Campo student

California Highway Patrol officials are looking for the owner of a vehicle that struck and seriously injured a 16-year-old Del Campo High School student Thursday night.

Officials said William Bartush of Fair Oaks was skateboarding to the high school playoff game between Del Campo and East Union-Manteca about 6:30 p.m. when he was struck from behind along Dewey Drive.

Bartush was in the southbound bike lane near Del Campo High School at the time, according to Officer Chad Hertzell, CHP spokesman.

Bartush sustained serious injuries, including a fractured rib and punctured lung, but he is expected to recover.

The vehicle’s impact with Bartush was hard enough to rip off a passenger-side exterior mirror, which helped authorities determine that the vehicle likely was a Ford F-250 or F-350 pickup truck.

Residents along the stretch of Dewey Drive south of Madison Avenue and north of Winding Way have long complained that it is a hot spot for speeding vehicles.

Authorities are asking anyone with information about the incident to contact the CHP at 916-348-2300.

Mark Glover: 916-321-1184, @markhglover

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