A man in his 20s was found at around 1 a.m. Friday after being hit by a car and thrown for 20 feet near Trevathan and Soquel avenues.
The man was flown to a trauma center after suffering moderate to extreme injuries to his legs and back.
The car also hit a light pole and sheared off a fire hydrant causing great damage. The driver left the car and ran away.
If you have information, please contact Santa Cruz Police at 831-420-5820.