LEOMINSTER, Mass. (WHDH) -
A 16-year-old bicyclist is badly hurt after a hit and run in Leominster Tuesday night.
According to police, two bicyclists were crossing North Main Street when one of them, Joshua Carillo, was hit.
The other bicyclist, who is Carillo's cousin, said he crossed the road first then observed a male in a silver or grey car look left for oncoming traffic then turn right, hitting Carillo before taking off on Route 12.
The driver failed to stop, dragging the bike to a nearby parking area where he allegedly removed it from under his car and threw it over a fence. It was found a half-mile away from the scene.
Carillo was hospitalized with serious injuries including two broken legs.
"He ran his legs completely over. Both legs, he ran them completely over. He has tire marks on his legs from the car," said his mother Kendra Brown.
His mother is hoping the driver will have a heart and turn himself in.
“If you’re watching please just turn yourself in; my son is really hurt. All I’m asking, accidents do happen but please turn yourself in, have a conscience,” Brown said.
Police are investigating the incident, calling the driver a "coward" for leaving the victim in the street. They're hoping being a decent human being will motivate someone to come forward.
Anyone who was in the area of Moore Street or State Street around 9:00 Monday night and may have witnessed this incident is asked to call the Leominster Police Department at (978)-534-7560.
You can help police and get a $1000 cash reward by calling Crime Stoppers at 978-534-7534, texting "TIPS654" with your message to 274637 or by going online to www.LeominsterCrimeStoppers.com.