6-Year-Old Hit in Crosswalk, Victim of Hit-and-Run Driver

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A 22-year-old driver fled the scene after hitting a 6-year-old boy, who is now in a wheelchair. The young boy was crossing the street around 7 p.m. when he was hit. He was walking behind his father and 3-year-old brother.

"He was in the turning lane, right in the middle of the turning lane trying to go across, so when he stuck his leg out to go across, she was coming. I don't know if she didn't see him, but she didn't stop," said Schielder Riley, the mother of the hit and run victim.

The car caused his bone in his right leg to snap. He was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital.

Since leaving the hospital, he has been in a wheelchair and has a rod in his leg.

The vehicle in the pedestrian accident has been located but the driver has not been found.

The Hit-And-Run Accident Problem

Hit-and run-accidents have reached epidemic proportions. There has been a continually rising rate of hit-and-run accidents since 2003. Irresponsible drivers are choosing self-preservation over personal responsibility in many automobile accidents. Hit-and-run collisions are not limited to car accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, one out of every 5 pedestrians killed on the roads die from a hit-and-run.

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