A family is fervently praying for their three-year-old boy, who was involved in a hit-and-run in North Philadelphia.
On May 2, 2018, a three-year-old boy, whose name has not been revealed, was crossing the street on the 2400 block of North Reese Street when he was struck by a burgundy minivan. There is a high possibility that the vehicle was a Dodge Caravan that was driven by a man. The incident happened sometime around 7:00 p.m.
Many called 911, and when police arrived on the scene, they saw that the boy was going in and out of consciousness.
He was immediately rushed to St. Christopher’s Hospital for children with reported head injuries and possible brain damage. The child is in critical but stable condition.
Philadelphia police Chief Inspector Scott Small said, “Witnesses also say the driver, of the striking vehicle, stopped the minivan, got out, looked at the child, had some words with neighbors.”
According to reports, the minivan’s driver then fled the scene, but some witnesses were able to remember the vehicle’s license plate.
Officials were able to use the minivan’s license plate to find out that the owner is a woman. However, she was not the one behind the wheel at the time of the crash.
Authorities disclosed that the driver was a man in his 20s, and the investigation is still ongoing. They are currently searching for him, but they didn’t reveal his relationship to the minivan’s owner. As of now, no arrests have been made, as police are looking at surveillance video.