OCEAN PARK — A 20-year-old Santa Monica man is in the hospital after being stuck by a hit-and-run driver Saturday night, Santa Monica police said.

The man was skateboarding at about 20 miles per hour down a hill on 17th Street with a friend following behind when, according to the friend, the man ran the stop sign at Marine Street.

A car going an estimated 15 miles per hour through the intersection on Marine struck the man and drove over his body.

The man broke a vertebrae and injured his lung. He had several scrapes, lacerations, and abrasions and was taken to the hospital.

The driver stopped briefly and then took off.

Police had not made an arrest as of press time, nor had they found video of the incident.

The suspect vehicle is described as either a Buick Regal or a Chevy Caprice, older model, white in color.

 

dave@smdp.com

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