Less than 24-hours after seeking help from the public in identifying a driver who struck a 6-year-old child Tuesday, police announced they have identified the driver and have impounded the vehicle.
Here is the note from Oakley Police:
OAKLEY POLICE DEPARTMENT LOCATES SUSPECT VEHICLE
Thank you to all that shared information regarding the hit and run that took place this week on O’Hara Ave. Information from residents led the PD to the vehicle and the suspected driver. The vehicle has been impounded as evidence and the suspected driver is cooperating with the investigation. This is yet another example of Oakley residents stepping up to help keep our community safe!
No further information was provided by police Thursday morning.
On Wednesday, Oakley Police stated that on Tuesday May 9th at 4:45pm, Oakley police officers responded to a hit and run on O’hara Ave and Francisco Villa. Two vehicles going northbound stopped for a child to cross the street in the cross walk.
The suspect vehicle fled northbound, turning westbound onto Main Street, running the red light. The suspect vehicle continued westbound on Main and was last seen passing Vintage Parkway.
The vehicle appears to be a Ford Ranger and the rear end is weighed down. The child was transported to a local hospital with a non-life threatening leg injury an is expected to make a full recovery.
If you have any information on the vehicle, please contact Sergeant Roberts at (925) 308-9303.