After spending the day piecing together evidence from a bizarre, double hit-and-run accident that took the life of a 16-year-old Taft High School student, police detectives said Saturday they believe the case is solvable.
Bobby Hobdy was hit Friday by a minivan on Century Boulevard while using a crosswalk to get to a bus stop for his daily trip to Taft High in Woodland Hills. He was struck again moments later by another car and died at the scene. Both vehicles left the accident without stopping, police said.
Although police said they do not have a description of the second vehicle, they think they have enough evidence to solve the case.
Police are looking at debris left at the scene of the accident by the two cars. Fragments of headlights and glass, as well as an analysis of Hobdy's injuries, can be used to decipher the year and make of the two vehicles, police said. Then they can search state databases of similar vehicles to find the owners.