A 3-year-old boy and his mother were hospitalized in stable condition today after being struck by a hit-and-run driver on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu and deputies were continuing to search for the motorist who fled the scene.
The crash happened about 8:30 p.m. Friday in the 25500 block of PCH, between Corral Canyon Road and Puerco Canyon Road, according to Lt. Robert Wiard of the Lost Hills/Malibu Sheriff's Station.
The incident shut down PCH in both directions until about 10 p.m., sheriff's Sgt. James Braden said.
Both victims were conscious and breathing when they were airlifted to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Westwood, Braden said. The two were listed in stable condition as of Saturday afternoon.
Description of Suspect Vehicle Released
The suspect vehicle was described as "a silver or white vehicle, possibly a small SUV," said sheriff's Lt. Patrick Mathers.
Evidence from the suspect vehicle was left at the scene.
- City News Service contributed to a portion of this report.