VACAVILLE (CBS13) — The suspect in a Tuesday hit-and-run accident that seriously injured a 16-year-old boy was arrested Wednesday night after he called Vacaville police and said he was the driver.
Police arrested Jason Hagberg, 41, at his Vacaville home without incident at 8:45 p.m. Wednesday.
Hagberg apparently saw a media report regarding the hit-and-run, then called police and stated he was the driver of the vehicle. The investigating officer responded to Hagberg’s home, where he was interviewed and subsequently arrested for felony hit-and-run. Hagberg was cooperative during the investigation, police said. He was booked into the Solano County Jail on $15,000 bail.
Police received a call at 6:21 p.m. Tuesday regarding a traffic collision involving a vehicle and a pedestrian in the 3500 block of Harbison Drive. Officers and paramedics arrived on the scene and learned that a 16-year-old Vacaville boy had been struck by what witnesses said was a maroon SUV. The vehicle fled the scene prior to officers’ arrival.
The victim was walking from the Ulatis Library toward the Morgan Park apartment complex on Harbison Drive, heading north on the east sidewalk. Witnesses told officers that the maroon SUV heading north on Harbison Drive drove onto the sidewalk and struck the victim.
The victim was unconscious when emergency crews arrived and he was transported by ambulance to Kaiser Hospital in Vacaville for head trauma, abrasions and pain to his arms and legs. The family said the victim was later in stable condition.
The SUV reportedly continued north on the sidewalk and struck a pole, then some bushes, before entering back onto the roadway. Investigating officers located vehicle debris and fluids leading from the scene into the parking lot of the Target Store on Harbison Drive.
Responding officers conducted an area check for the vehicle but were unable to locate it. An officer checked the surveillance video at Target, which showed the suspect vehicle entering the parking lot and parking immediately after the collision. The video also showed the suspect entering Target briefly, and then leaving.
Parts found at the scene of the accident indicate the vehicle is a maroon 2008 Toyota Sequoia.