Boy, 12, injured in hit-and-run

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VISTA, Calif. (CNS) -- A hit-and-run on a Vista-area street left a 12-year-old boy injured late Tuesday afternoon.

A white sedan struck the boy in the 1000 block of Mar Vista Drive on the border of Vista and an unincorporated area about 4:45 p.m., according to sheriff's Lt. Ted Greenawald. Following the impact, the motorist continued driving and left the area, Greenawald said.

An air ambulance took the victim to Rady Children's Hospital for treatment of injuries to his right leg and abrasions to his face, according to Deputy Guido Cozzarelli of the San Diego County Sheriff's Department. The child was conscious and responsive while being treated at the scene and prepared for transport, Greenawald said.

Investigators said they believed the vehicle that struck the child was a 2019 or 2020 white Toyota sedan, which should have damage to the right mirror and possible front-end damage, according to Cozzarelli.

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