UPDATE 4/11/19: The 10-year-old-boy is now upgraded from critical condition to stable condition, according to California City Police.
According to witnesses, the boy’s mother picked him up on her drive home when he climbed on the hood and at some point slipped off the hood and fell in front of the car.
He was then run over by the car and partially crushed.
Investigators say the case is still under investigation and it has not been decided if charges will be filed.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — California City police continue to investigate a crash that severely injured a 10-year-old boy who was “surfing” atop a car driven by one of his parents.
Police say no charges have been filed against the boy’s parents as they investigate.
California City police responded to a child hit by vehicle near Neuralia Road and Ironwood Avenue just after 4 p.m. on Friday.
When police arrived on scene, they found the boy with what were described as major injuries.
According to witnesses, the boy fell forward and was dragged underneath the car for a short distance. Witnesses believe he suffered a head injury.
The boy was taken to a children’s hospital for his injuries.