The City of Hemet Police recently released witness video that caught the horrifying moment last Friday the 53-year-old victim was tossed into the air after the suspect drove down the street "at a high rate of speed" and struck him, police said.
It was not immediately clear what sparked the road rage incident.
Police said there appeared to be two suspects involved -- one who had a verbal argument with the victim and another who stole and drove the victim's car. The suspects remain at large and the victim was in stable condition at a local hospital, police said.
"Based on information gained from the video it appears the male victim was intentionally hit with his own vehicle," City of Hemet Police Det. Corp. Gabriel Gomez said in a news release.
The victim's vehicle was left at the scene after the collision. Witness video caught both suspects fleeing in a white Ford Ranger pick-up truck, which is believed to have a broken rear cab window and a broken driver's side window.
The suspects, who were not identified as of Tuesday morning, were described by police as white or light-skinned Hispanic males between the ages of 18 to 25 with thin builds and brown hair.
Police said one suspect was about 5-foot-10 and wearing blue jeans, a black shirt and a black baseball-style hat. The other suspect was about 5-foot-8 and wearing a white short-sleeve short and a mostly white baseball-style hat backwards.