Pleasant Hill Youth Hurt, Martinez Man Arrested In Wednesday Hit-And-Run

The young man is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries in the hit-and-run collision at Paso Nogal and Norse Drive.

An 18-year-old Pleasant Hill youth is in the hospital after a hit-and-run accident near the intersection of Paso Nogal and Norse Drive Wednesay night.

According to Pleasant  Hill police, a Martinez man, 54-year-old Rockwood Sizemore, collided with the car driven by the Pleasant Hill youth at about 9:43 p.m. Wednesday, and fled the scene. The young man’s car overturned and he was trapped inside. Emergency crews responded and freed him, and he was taken to a hospital where he is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Police have not released the young man's identity. 

Police later found Sizemore on Center Avenue in Martinez, driving a red car with collision damage. He was arrested on suspicion of felony hit and run and booked into county jail in Martinez.

Any witnesses to the incident or anyone with information is asked to contact the Pleasant Hill Police Department Investigations Division at 925-288-4630.

Adam Henry September 25, 2012 at 06:30 AM
I'm aware that this is totally unrelated to the story, but it really irks me when an 18 year old is referred to as a "youth". An 18 year old is an adult. Perhaps a "young adult", but an adult nonetheless. Not a youth, not a child.
Jim Caroompas September 25, 2012 at 06:35 AM
Duly noted. Thanks for the feedback.


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