LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – After a felony hit-and-run Sunday night in the Hollywood Hills that injured five people, including a 16-year-old girl and a 19-year-old man seriously, one of the victims is still being treated at Cedars Sinai.Britney Spears Begins Process To End 13-Year Conservatorship
“He’s already been in surgery, on Monday. He needs to go back to repair his vertebrae and spinal cord,” said Natalia Guzman, the victim’s aunt.
The incident occurred at around 9 p.m. Sunday night. A person driving down Mulholland Drive slammed into Guzman and four other friends just west of the scenic overlook, and then fled the scene.READ MORE: Eleven-Year-Old Boy With Rare Cancer Is Youngest Patient To Receive Gene Targeted Cancer Therapy
“It’s amazing how in one second your life can change forever. We are hoping he comes out okay. I mean, his injuries are severe,” Guzman’s aunt said. “We’re very close to him. My nephew I could say is my son. I mean, every holiday, we spend it here together.”
Police say they are still searching for the driver, who Natalia Guzman had a message for.
“You can’t carry that on your conscious forever. Please turn yourself in, please. We need to know who you are. Just face the consequences now while it’s still early, so that it’s not severe for you,” she said.MORE NEWS: Evacuations Lifted As Crews Get Handle On University Fire In San Bernardino
The Guzman family has set up a GoFundMe Campaign to help with Devin’s medical expenses.