Oklahoma teen fights for his life after going hours unidentified

OKLAHOMA CITY - A metro teen fighting for his life in a local hospital went hours without being identified.

The teen was skateboarding around 6 p.m. Sunday evening down south east 59th and Sunnylane.

"I thought somebody might have died," said Chase Holmes. "It was all taped off and everything."

Holmes, who lives near the scene of the accident, said it was an unsettling sight.

"I seen a whole bunch of police cars and everything blocked off for at least two hours," Holmes said.

Now, the teenager is at the local hospital in critical condition.

The driver stayed at the scene and cooperated with police as they realized they had a mystery on their hands.

"Right now, we don't have this individual, the victim identified," said Sgt. Megan Morgan.

The Oklahoma City Police Department took to social media for help figuring out who he is.

"The victim is in critical condition at an area hospital, so we do need to find the victim's family," Morgan said.

The post to social media worked - late Monday afternoon, the victim was identified as a 14-year-old runaway from Norman.

Now, officers are urging parents to make sure their kids are carrying a school ID or any identification card if they're going to be out alone.

Police did not say the driver was speeding, but Holmes said it is a problem with other drivers in the area.

"They use Sunnylane as a highway pretty much driving 70 and over, and there's only another light by the highway," he said.

Holmes also has a suggestion for those walking or skating along the dark street.

"If you're wearing black, you really need to have some reflectors on because sometimes people can't see at night," Holmes said.

The victim's family is with him at the hospital.

No arrest has been made, but the accident is still under investigation.