ANDERSON (WISH) — A 5-year-old boy continues to recover Tuesday night after his mother said her son was badly hurt in a hit and run.
A witness told investigators that the driver took off and left the boy in the middle of the street.
Anderson police said they are still working to track down the possible suspect and vehicle as described to them by a witness at the scene.
The 14-year-old girl told detectives she was riding her bicycle with the little boy when they were hit from behind by a white Chevy Impala.
Brittney Lycan told 24-Hour News 8 her son is now left with cuts and bruises all over his body. She said Xzavior’s left eye is also swollen shut. The 14-year-old, believed to be his aunt, was also hurt.
She told detectives that the driver slowed down, but did not pull over to help them. She described the driver as a man, who was last seen wearing a Miami Hurricanes hat and a plain white t-shirt.
“Based on the statement with the 14-year-old, we’re looking at the issue of whether or not both of them were on the bicycle at the exact same time. Which would for anybody make the operation of the bicycle increasingly difficult,” said Sgt. Chad Boynton, Anderson Police Department.
Detectives said they take every single case seriously and are asking for the public’s help in this case.
Anyone with any information is encouraged to call the Anderson Police Department.