Selma 6-year-old dragged by car; hit-and-run

March 18, 2013 12:47:45 AM PDT
Selma Police are releasing new information they hope will lead to the arrest of a driver who escaped the scene after running over a 6-year-old boy.

The crash happened around 7:30 p.m. on Saturday in a neighborhood near Olive and Fig Avenues.

Skid marks and evidence markers outlined the area hours after a young boy was critically wounded. Detectives say a driver slammed into the six year old near this intersection and dragged the child down the street before taking off from the area. "Especially to drag him and leave him like nothing, it's just wrong, it's just wrong," said Tima Mejia.

"It was a shock. He is my son's really good friend, my best friend's son. I have known him since he was a baby," said Rebecca Hernandez.

Rebecca Hernandez and Tima Mejia are praying for the outgoing little boy who loved soccer and lives nearby. Selma Police say the child was with friends when that driver ran over him. Investigators say the suspect's car dragged the boy down the street. "It was probably what you call the distance of a couple of house lengths," said Selma Police Chief Myron Dyck.

The area was blocked off for hours as investigators talked to witnesses. They are now searching for an early 1990s model, light colored blue or gray van.

Chief Dyck says the driver is facing serious charges including felony hit and run causing great bodily injury. Anyone with information is asked to call police.


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