East side hit and run leaves child with very serious injuries

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INDIANAPOLIS,Ind. (September 20, 2015)–  A three-year-old boy remains in very serious condition following a hit-and-run Sunday afternoon on the city’s east side.

Police and emergency crews were called to East 28th Street and North Adams Street at 4:15 p.m. on a report of a person struck.

Lydia Troutman, of Indianapolis, was outside when the accident happened.

“He flew,” she said. “When the car hit him he went up in the air and over.”

Troutman has two sons, six and four, and said she was scared the driver hit one of her children.

“My kids were out here playing with him so I didn’t know if it was one of them or not,” she said.

Metro Police said the child had a broken leg and collarbone, injured foot and possible head injuries. The department is working on limited information, but believes the driver was in a black Chevy Cobalt.

Troutman said the driver did slow down after the crash, but then after she screamed, kept on going.
“There was no ‘Is everything OK?”  Troutman said.

She said she hopes Sunday’s tragedy can serve as a lesson for her own children.

“I tell them every day watch before you cross the street because cars are not watching for you,”Troutman said.

Investigators speculate the driver of a black vehicle didn’t stop because he or she had no license,  was wanted on a warrant or was impaired.

Anyone with information about the suspect is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 262-TIPS.



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