Four-Year-Old Boy Injured in Hit-and-Run Collision in Pasco County, Florida
PASCO COUNTY, FL. – According to a news report posted online at wsav.com, a four-year-old boy was injured in a hit-and-run collision that occurred in Pasco County, Florida. While Florida Highway Patrol Troopers are still investigating, the boy’s mother wants the driver to come forward and take responsibility for the crash.*
The accident occurred at the end of the school day in Pasco County. The name of the roadway and specific location of the accident were not included in the report. WSAV reports that a four-year-old child was headed home on a bus from his ninth day of school. His mother says that somehow, the boy got off the bus at the wrong stop, so when she waited for him at his regular stop, she didn’t see him.
The mother said she asked the bus driver where he was, then she turned around and saw her son lying in the road. He had been struck by a vehicle, according to witnesses, and the driver of the vehicle had left the scene. The report says that the boy was dragged by the vehicle for some time, and the driver still didn’t stop.
WSAV reports that the boy was injured in the collision and transported to Tampa General Hospital for treatment. His injuries reportedly include a broken femur and serious road rash. The boy’s mother told reporters that her son remembers the accident and remembers that the vehicle was a blue truck. She says her son told her that the truck did not slow down.
Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the collision, and Troopers believe the vehicle is a blue Chevrolet S-10. Troopers are looking to make an arrest, and the boy’s mother says she would like to see the driver come forward. Anyone who has information about the crash is urged to contact investigators.
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