8-year-old boy injured in hit-and-run crash

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Police told KDKA that they cognize who the operator is and charges are likely.By Jennifer BorrassoAugust 12, 2021 astatine 11:46 pm

NEW CASTLE, Pa. (KDKA) — A household wants answers aft their 8-year-old lad was deed by a car, and the operator did not stop.

Jayden McKnight told KDKA’s Jennifer Borrasso that he’s fortunate to beryllium live aft being deed past Saturday adjacent his home.

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His mother, Amanda Hooks, said she heard a large clang and couldn’t judge her eyes erstwhile she opened the door. Surveillance video captured the infinitesimal erstwhile the 8-year-old lad was hurt.

“Oh my God, Jayden. Where did they go? Where did they go?” 1 household subordinate tin beryllium heard saying successful the video.

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McKnight remembers turning from an alleyway onto East Long Avenue.

“All I saw was the car coming down. I tried to halt and the motorcycle went this way,” McKnight said. “I conscionable blacked out. And I got up. When I went to the stairs, I cried.”

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“When I opened the door, helium was getting dragged down Long Avenue, and the car kept going,” Hooks said. “I thought my babe was dead.”

The lad was rushed to the hospital. He suffered a concussion, a breached ankle, a sprained wrist, and abrasions to his look and body. McKnight is present recovering astatine home.

His parent has a batch of questions for the police

“I telephone them each day,” Hooks said. “And I consciousness it is the aforesaid happening each time. They accidental we are investigating. .. I privation to cognize who deed my son.”

Police told KDKA that they cognize who the operator is and charges are likely.

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Hooks said different operator spotted the licence sheet of the idiosyncratic who deed her son.

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