The teenager who was hit by a car in Central Bakersfield on Wednesday night is expected to undergo surgery Thursday morning.
A woman who says she's his mom tells 23ABC that her 18-year-old son, who is a student at Bakersfield High School, could be released from the hospital as soon as Thursday night. She did say, however that "he will not be walking for awhile."
The teen was hit around 7 p.m. in the area of Chester and California avenues.
The driver of the car was released.