INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - The 7-year-old that was hit Wednesday night by a vehicle that left the scene is suffering from serious head injuries, a broken femur and a fractured pelvis.
Police say David Lopez remained in critical condition Thursday morning at Riley Hospital for Children.
That accident was at the intersection of East Troy Avenue and South Walcott Street around 9:20 p.m. Wednesday.
It happened right outside Jason Russell's front door. He won't forget the sound.
"I heard what me and my son thought was a gunshot. It was a load pop. There was no screeching tires before it. Then we heard a lot of people screaming," said Russell.
Tim Bacher heard it too. He lives a few doors away from Russell.
"Seen all the boys walk down the street and heard a big boom like two cars hitting together. Then I ran over there and seen the little boy lying in the street," Bacher said.
Neighbors say it's a busy stretch of road and drivers tend to ignore the posted 35 mile per hour speed limit. There is a street light at the intersection, but people familiar with the area say it's not enough to light up the area.
"I can understand how a car couldn't see somebody. But I don't understand how they couldn't stop," said Russell.
Police are still looking for the suspect and vehicle involved in the hit-and-run accident. They believe the vehicle is described as a maroon, older model box style truck.
Anyone with information may call IMPD at 317-327-3475 or CRIME STOPPERS at 317-262-TIPS (8477). Callers can also text "INDYCS" plus tip information to 274627 (CRIMES).
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