Lancaster County hit-and-run suspect arrested, teen still critical

NEW HOLLAND, Pa. (WHTM) – Police in Lancaster County have arrested a man accused of critically injuring a high school freshman in a hit-and-run.

New Holland Police said they arrested 20-year-old Joshua Padilla-Gonzalez (pictured left) Monday. Investigators said Padilla-Gonzalez admitted he was behind the wheel when he hit 15-year-old Ryan Sherman (pictured right) as the teen was skateboarding on the 600 block of West Main Street on May 20.

Police said Padilla-Gonzalez had a suspended license and drove away from the scene.

Sherman was still in critical condition at Penn State Hershey Medical Center as of Monday night, a hospital official told abc27. According to his GoFundMe.com page, he suffered a broken leg, severe head trauma, and had been in a coma. But over the weekend, he woke up briefly before being sedated again.

A photo of 15-year-old Ryan Sherman submitted by his family so that someone may come forward with information.
A photo of 15-year-old Ryan Sherman submitted by his family.

Police said surveillance videos led them to Padilla-Gonzalez. The New Holland man is facing several charges and was jailed at the Lancaster County Prison. Bail was set at $40,000.

Sherman is a freshman at Garden Spot High School. To donate money for medical expenses, visit his GoFundMe.com page.

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