PARKER, Colo. (CBS4) – Deputies in Douglas County are searching for a suspect driver wanted for striking a child and driving away.
Investigators issued a Medina Alert Tuesday afternoon for the hit and run, which happened at 11:42 a.m. at Stonegate Parkway and Creekview Drive in Parker. An 11-year-old boy was struck and suffered serious injuries to his head and entire left side.
“It’s a summer morning, it was about 11:40 a summer morning, kids having a bake sale having some fun, and the next thing you know the whole kids world is turned upside down,” said John Spiliotis, who called 911 after he heard the accident from about a block away. ““I feel bad for the little girls having the bake sale. They too were effected seeing this just feet away.”
Immediately an adult rushed to help, along with the boy’s mother, Alison Love, who is a head trauma nurse and was able to help.
“Honestly, all things considered, by the grace of God, he’s alive and doing well with minor head injuries,” said Love. “But still, brain bleed, skull wound, air in the brain, he’s not out of the woods. There’s some recovery time.”
She said the driver should “Do the right thing, come forward, give us your side of the story.”
“Obviously they should have stopped and it’s unfortunate some folks may not have even realized it or if they realized it who knows if they were attempting to get away,” said Spiliotis who hopes this can bring more safety to the neighborhood. “This corner here has been a few accidents. Cars come over through Stonegate Parkway quite quickly. I think we could use a stop sign here.”
Deputies are searching for a white, 4-door Lexus CT200, 2016/2017 model year with a black stripe and an either damaged or broken passenger side mirror. The vehicle was last seen driving northbound on Stonegate Parkway towards Pine Grove Lane.
Anyone who has any information regarding this accident is asked to call the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Major Tip Line at 303-660-7579.