Motorcyclist leaves the scene after hitting teen on skateboard


Her son was left in the middle of a busy highway after he was hit by a motorcycle while skateboarding. 

Now his mother is angry, and she wants the hit and run driver to face the music.

After spending three days in the hospital, the teen was released Thursday morning, but it will be months before he’s walking normally again. 

A mother is making a desperate plea, in the search for justice for her son:

“I just really want this person to come forward,” said Tanya Berkey. “This is not right I don’t want somebody else to have to go through this.”

Sentena walker says he walks about 12 miles up and down Highway 314 from Los Chavez to Los Lunas every day.

“I walk that distance everyday, every morning to get to work and then back from work,” Walker said. 

But on Monday night, a friend let him borrow a skateboard so he could get home faster.

Walker says he was on the side of the road trying to stay out of the way of traffic, but around 7:30 p.m. he was hit from behind by a motorcycle 

“I didn’t flip…I kind of spun in a circle sideways when he hit me. And the person just kept driving,” Walker said. 

Walker said he was left laying in the highway.

“I tried to stand up because I didn’t know my leg was broken and I collapsed. There was cars coming from both directions of 314, so I had to crawl to the side of the road,” he explained.

The incident happened right in front of Daniel Fernandez Park.

Walker suffered a broken leg and a concussion. 

“It could have happened to any kid. There are always kids there after dark,” Berkey said. 

Walker says it will be four to six months before he is able to put weight on his broken leg. He works as one of those sign-spinners you see trying to attract customers into businesses.

The Los Lunas Police Department is investigating this as a hit-and-run. 

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