Mother asks for help catching hit-and-run driver who smashed into teenage son

Posted: Updated:
C.J. Biehl, 14, was struck by a hit and run driver C.J. Biehl, 14, was struck by a hit and run driver
C.J. spent two nights in the hospital with an assortment of injuries. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) C.J. spent two nights in the hospital with an assortment of injuries. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
(Source: 3TV/CBS 5) (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
AHWATUKEE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

C.J. Biehl is like a lot of Valley middle school kids, who love playing baseball and hanging out with friends. But it could be a while before C.J. is back on the baseball diamond.

The 14-year-old boy is back home from the hospital after a hit-and-run driver plowed into him Sunday night when he was riding home from a friend's house near Ray Road and South Mountain Parkway in Ahwatukee.

"He remembers people hovering over him," said Sarah Biehl, C.J.'s mother. "He remembers seeing the car, because he asked if it was white or silver."

"It is a miracle that he didn't have anything broken or fractured," said grandmother Sharon Biehl. "We're very thankful he was conscious enough to let them know he was a type 1 diabetic because that was a major concern, as well."

C.J. suffered an assortment of injuries, including a concussion that will keep out of class at Kyrene Alta Dena Middle School for about a week.

Phoenix police continue the search for a suspect.

The driver is believed to have been driving a silver Nissan Sentra with a severely damaged windshield.

C.J's family is hoping that by keeping the story in the news, it will help catch the hit-and-run driver before anyone else gets hurt.

They still don't understand how someone could run over a kid and take off.

 "Who does that?" asked Sharon Biehl. "Who does that?"

A GoFundme account has been set up to help pay for C.J.'s medical expenses. In you are interested in helping, go to https://www.gofundme.com/clayton-cj-biehl.

If you have any information about the hit-and-run driver contact the Phoenix Police Department.

Click/tap here to download the free azfamily mobile app.

Copyright 2017 KPHO/KTVK (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.


Jason Barry
Jason Barry has been reporting in the Valley since 1997.

Click to learn more about Jason.

Jason Barry

Jason Barry has been reporting in the Valley since 1997.

He is a nine-time Rocky Mountain Emmy Award winner who is best known for his weekly Dirty Dining reports, which highlight local restaurants with major health code violations.

Jason was born in Los Angeles and graduated from the University of Miami.

An avid sports fan, Jason follows the Diamondbacks, Cardinals and Suns with his wife, Karen, and son, Joshua.

His favorite stories to cover are the station’s Pay it Forward segments, which reward members of the community with $500 for going ‘above and beyond’ the call of duty to help others.

Jason, started his career at WBTW-TV in Florence, SC before moving to WALA-TV in Mobile, AL, was named the Associated Press Reporter of the Year in 2002.

Hide bio