Palm Desert -

The 16-year old boy struck by a hit and run driver Monday night in Palm Desert is the son of well known media personality and fitness guru J.J. Virgin.

Grant Virgin is a student at Palm Desert High School.  He was struck about 7:30 last night on Deep Canyon just north of Fred Waring.

Police say a woman in a white sedan hit the boy who was walking on the street.

In a post on Facebook Tuesday night, Grant's mother asked for positive thoughts and energy for her son who's in a trauma unit.

The driver of the car was last seen northbound on Deep Canyon.  Witnesses describe her as hispanic, about 30-years old, 5'6", 150 lbs.

Call Valley Crimestoppers at 760-341-STOP if you have any information that could help solve this case.  Tips can remain anonymous and could be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward.