A 15-year-old Imperial boy remained in critical condition today in University of California San Diego Medical Center five days after the youth was injured when the reportedly stolen car he was in flipped.
Meanwhile, the 15-year-old boy alleged to have been driving the car remained in juvenile hall this morning.
However, Mike Kelley, county chief probation officer, said the boy could be released today to family unless a number of things happen to keep the boy in custody.
The incident involved a joyride gone bad.
According to the California Highway Patrol, a group of five Imperial residents ranging in age from 15 to 26 were driving in a stolen car around 4 a.m. Friday.
As the driver was heading north on Haskell Road west of El Centro, he lost control of the vehicle when the paved road turned to dirt beyond Havens Road.