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Teen Sent to Hospital in Hit-and-Run Identified

Grant Virgin transferred to UCLA Medical Center following Monday accident

A 16-year-old Palm Desert boy who was hit by a car Monday night has been transferred to UCLA Medical Center, recovering from serious injuries.

KESQ Television identified the boy as Grant Virgin, son of fitness guru J.J. Virgin.  In a post on Facebook Tuesday night, Grant's mother asked for positive thoughts and energy for her son who's in a trauma unit.

The Palm Desert High student was struck while walking on Deep Canyon Drive near Fred Waring Drive at about 7:35 Monday evening.  According to police reports, the driver of the white sedan that hit Virgin continued northbound on Deep Canyon after the incident.

The driver is described as a hispanic female, about 30 years old, approximately 5-6 and 150 pounds.  

Palm Desert Police ask anyone that witnessed the accident to call (760) 826-1600.

Donna September 13, 2012 at 05:11 AM
Grant, praying for .... love ms Donna
Papa Rich September 13, 2012 at 03:02 PM
I am putting forth positive energy for this teen that he recovers with no problem... AND the driver what a cold heartless person !! I am sure that she is an illegal citizen driving with no license as many do... Shouldn't everyone have to get a license? Why do some think they don't need it?
Deanna Gayle September 15, 2012 at 05:59 PM
I had hoped the police would have released a composite drawing of this woman. The witnesses saw her get out of her car and inspect it then look back where he was laying - someone must have seen her face. I have asked business associates to keep a look out for the car. I also miss seeing the family in the neighborhood and my prayers go out to the Virgin family. God be with you Grant.
Mark September 19, 2012 at 06:01 PM
David Wilson on AM Radio 920 @ 3PM has been on this case and even interviewed a Sheriff about this beyond comprehension crime. Let's get more airing on our local hispanic Radio & TV stations that appeal to the 30 year old Hispanics & maybe get one of her friends to identify . God Speed Grant
C M November 05, 2012 at 11:09 PM
I came across this article and would like to relate this to his parents. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/11/05/fish-oil-benefits.aspx?e_cid=20121105_PRNL_art_2


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