Merced PD Search for Hit-n-Run Suspect

March 11, 2009 12:28:06 AM PDT
Police in Merced are looking for a driver who struck an eight year old riding his bicycle and then, the suspect dragged the victim for several feet.The collision happened Tuesday morning at "M" and John Court. Police say Mario Escobar struck the boy and briefly dragged the eight year old and his bicycle.

Police claim the vehicle stopped and a passenger in Escobar's truck got out and dragged the injured child and his bike to the curb before driving away.

The boy suffered major injuries and underwent surgery, but is expected to recover. Police said Escobar has been convicted five times for driving without a license.

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