Teen in hospital after hit and run in Cambridge
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (WHDH) -- A young man was involved in a hit and run in Cambridge Thursday night.
“Man up, woman up, man, woman, whoever it is, please just come forward,” said the victim’s godmother Gladys Mercado.
16-year-old Ben Saunders is now battling serious injuries at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He suffered a punctured lung, broken ribs and a broken arm.
“He hasn’t really been awake. I think he’s been awake once today. That’s pretty much it,” said Mercado.
She said he was on his way home from baseball around nine Wednesday night. According to State Police, a dark four-door sedan struck Saunders as he crossed over Alewife Brook Parkway in Cambridge, then took off.
“He didn’t deserve it. He’s such a wonderful boy, very athletic, baseball, basketball, you name it, he’s in it. He’s done rowing, he’s a very athletic kid,” said Mercado.
Saunders’ godmother said he is a student at Cambridge Rindge and Latin and he’s an outstanding baseball and basketball player. His family is hoping he will bounce back from these serious injuries.
“Seeing him the way he is, that’s not the Ben I know. It was really heart wrenching,” said Mercado.
Doctors said that Saunders will pull through. Detectives are working to gather surveillance in the area but they want the public’s help too. Anyone who may have seen anything is asked to call State Police.