Boy Dragged 4 Blocks in Oakland Hit-and-Run: Police

Witness captures video of the scene where the teen is dislodged and the driver and passenger flee

Police are searching for two occupants of a vehicle they say struck a 14-year-old boy and dragged him four blocks in Oakland.

The hit-and-run was reported late Wednesday in the 1100 block of 35th Avenue.

The driver and passenger fled the scene, and officers located the suspect vehicle abandoned nearby, police said.

The boy was taken to a local hospital where he is listed in critical condition, police said.

Witness Charlie Green was walking in the area and started recording video with the suspects still at the scene. 

"I was walking out, I was taking a break. I saw the people trying to get away," Green said. "I didn’t know what they were doing, I didn’t know what was going on till I got there."

His video captured two people getting into a silver sedan and driving away, leaving the boy bloodied and mangled in the 900 block of 34th Avenue.

"I really thought it was somebody drunk, partying or something," Green said. "I had no idea."

Oakland police are encouraging the driver and passenger to turn themselves in.

"We understand that accidents happen, but do the right thing, make the right choice and turn yourself in," police spokeswoman Officer Johnna Watson said.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident should contact our Traffic Investigative Section at (510) 777-8570. The Oakland Police Department and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering a reward up to $5,000 for any information leading to an arrest in the case.

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