PD: Driver sought in hit-and-run involving teen

Posted at 8:56 PM, Feb 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-21 07:43:02-05

Goodyear police are searching for the man who hit a teen bicyclist with a truck and then drove away on Saturday.

Police said the 14-year-old boy was struck shortly after 10 a.m. while entering the Elliot Market parking lot near Elliot Road and Estrella Parkway.

Witnesses told officers that the driver got out of his truck to check on the teen and then drove westbound on Elliot before police arrived.

The boy, identified by his mother as Ryan Scali, was awake and responsive when he was taken to Phoenix Children’s Hospital, but suffered several broken bones, a head contusion and damage to his liver and kidney. He also had several metal rods placed in his legs and had to get dozens of stitches in his head, his mother told ABC15.

"He will have a very long recovery," Scali's mother said.

Scali's mother said that she hopes seeing the damage that he has caused will prompt the driver to come forward.

Police said they are looking for a black 2008-2014 Chevrolet Silverado crew cab with possible front-end damage and broken headlights. The 'Silverado' logo may be black in color. A similar vehicle is pictured in the photo above.

The driver is described as a Hispanic or Caucasian man in his late twenties or early thirties with long, curly black hair. He's about 5 feet, 11 inches tall and 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a brown shirt.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Goodyear Police Department at 623-932-1220.