Nine-year-old to hit-and-run driver: ‘They need to say they’re sorry’

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COLUMBUS, Ind. (July 8, 2015) -- A 9-year-old boy was hit by a car while on a bike ride--and the driver never stopped to help him.

It happened Tuesday afternoon while Darrion Hess was on his way to a friend’s house. He remembered seeing a car heading toward him.

“The car just drove right through and hit me. It was going real fast and then it just sped up and kept on going faster,” he said.

Hess was left on the road and the driver just kept going.

“I was lying on the ground, ‘Help, help, somebody grab my mom’ and I was dragging myself to a friend’s house and then they saw me outside and then they grabbed me,” Darrion said.

The little boy was taken to the hospital. His left leg is broken and his right knee is fractured along with a lot of other stitches and scrapes. He'll spend the rest of summer break in a wheelchair.

Columbus police are still looking for the driver that hit Darrion.

“I don’t understand it at all. Even if you don’t have a license or drugs or anything he could’ve at least stopped and made sure he was OK,” said Darrion's mom, April McReynolds.

“I would tell him that they need to say they’re sorry,” Darrion said.

This is the first time Darrion has broken a bone. He isn’t too worried about getting around in a wheelchair or even about the cast getting itchy. The 9-year-old is more concerned about the bike because it wasn’t his.

“(I was worried ) because I thought my friend was going to get mad because I accidentally crashed his bike,” he said.

Investigators believe they are looking for a blue SUV, possibly a Chevy Blazer. If you know anything that could help track down the driver give the Columbus police a call at (812) 376-2600.

Darrion was released from the hospital Wednesday evening and is resting at home.

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