Merced PD Search for Hit-n-Run Suspect

Merced, CA, USA 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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