HAYWARD -- Officers are searching for a man suspected of crashing a stolen vehicle Saturday into two cars, then running away from the scene with his possibly injured son in tow, according to the California Highway Patrol.
At 12:20 p.m., CHP officers responded to the intersection of Vallejo Street and Sunset Boulevard for reports that a man had crashed into a parked car before colliding with a second car that was driving in the opposite direction, said CHP Sgt. Scott Siria.
The driver and a male passenger reportedly got out of the car, a stolen 1991 Lexus, and ran away hand-in-hand, witnesses told officers.
Siria said it is unclear on how badly the child was hurt but that CHP has not received any phone calls from local hospitals reporting an injured child. Siria did say, however, that the injuries were probably not major as all cars involved only suffered minor damage to their fronts and sides.
The identity of the man and the child also remain unknown, Siria said, but the child was not an infant and was able to move on his own.
The Lexus, which was stolen out of Hayward Saturday morning, will be returned to its owner, Siria added. According to Hayward police Lt. Christine Orrey, a 911 caller reported that the Lexus was traveling at high speeds on Montgomery Street shortly before the accident.
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