DENVER (CBS4) – A 10-year-old boy survived being hit by a car right in front of his house. Amazingly, he walked away with just cuts and bruises. Now police need help finding the driver who struck the young man and sped off.

The hit-and-run was all caught on video. It happened on Friday around 8 p.m. on South Irving Street about one mile from the intersection of 6th Avenue and Federal Boulevard.

Another driver as well as the boy’s father tried to chase the car down but lost it.

Eric Aguilar had barely darted out in front of a parked car when he was hit.

Neighbor Nicole Ocampo, a mother of seven, and her husband have a surveillance system. Their cameras captured the accident when the neighborhood children were playing out in front of their houses. The sedan’s brake lights come on for a moment, but the car speeds away and runs a stop sign.

“One of my children started screaming when I was coming downstairs saying that their friend Eric had been hit by a car,” Ocampo said. “We rewound the videotape to see exactly what happened.”

“I think he wanted to escape because he didn’t want to be in trouble,” Aguilar said. “I want the police to catch that guy who hit me with the car.”

Aguilar’s mother ran out and picked him up off of the side of the road after he was hit.

Although Aguilar did run into the street, neighbors say a common problem, especially as they are surrounded by school zones, is cars driving way too fast.

“Just the person come forward, say, ‘It was me, I made a mistake,'” Ocampo said. “Whatever responsibility they have to take let them take it, and just apologize for not stopping.”

One neighbor believes that there may have been a passenger in this car. There possibly could be some damage to the right or passenger side mirror.

The car is a dark-colored mid-size sedan, similar to a Chevy Malibu. Witnesses said it could have been a Honda Accord.

Police said neighbors made out three numbers on the Colorado license plate — 3-5-7.

Comments (13)
  1. Ron Brown says:

    If an illegal alien hits you, he will run.
    He won’t have any regard for your life or your kids!
    Deport all illegal aliens NOW!

    1. Will says:

      People like yourself might just be why that’s true Ron.

    2. Rebekah says:

      Seriously, what does that have to do with this article? No where does it say the driver was an illegal alien. Talk about a racist.

      1. Jeff says:

        There was absolutely nothing racist in that statement.

        The phrase “deport all illegal aliens” is not racist you twit. In fact, he is simply asking the government to do their duty and role in keeping America safe.

        Stop pushing lies.

    3. Billy Sherbet says:

      Driver would be beaten to death by a swarthy mob if he stopped in a black neighborhood. What to do? Maybe call the cops, wet your pants, say you would stop but were afraid for your life. Cops would say “very sensible of you, sir”

  2. Rebekah says:

    So no the boy should not have run into the street. It appears he would have been hit even if the car was at a crawl however, you can clearly see that car was going way too fast and then had no right to take off. I sincerely hope they are feeling a lot of guilt and will turn themselves in to police.

  3. learntoswim says:

    I’m glad the boy was not seriously injured, but he clearly was running out into the street. Teach your kids to stay away from the street! Also, 7 kids really? Disgusting! No wonder people are so anti-mexican!

  4. zippy says:

    The driver needed to stop, no excuse. Legal or not legal it’s your responsbility to make sure the kid was alright, come forward and do the right thing. Slow down, post the street for kids at play and parents tell your kids not to run out infront of parked cars! Glad the young boy was ok.

  5. Russ says:

    I’m glad the kid is OK but the driver might have just been totally freaked out over having struck a kid. The kid ran out right in front of him from a parked car. Chances are of course the family and others will try to sue the driver for something that was completely beyond his control and not his fault. Maybe that is why he or she fled.

  6. Stumpjumper says:

    Why do most assume that the driver was a man? It is equally possible to be a woman driving. Both parties at fault in this scenario. Kids need to know the roads are dangerous and drivers need to slow down and be alert for kids playing and making mistakes like darting out from in front of a parked car. Regardless, the driver should have stopped, period. I will make my kids watch this to let them see how easily this can happen.

  7. Jeff says:

    What an idiot. If he/she had stopped, and been normal about it. Checking on the kid, even if the cops came… the child ran out into the street from in front of a parked car. Up until he/she ran off, the “liability” (it simply was “one of those things”…) rest with the parents. The driver had done nothing wrong (unless they were illegal, or driving illegally, or had stolen the car, etc.). Since the child suffered no real damage, the driver could not have been doing much in the way of speeding. Nothing would have happened to the driver if he/she had stopped. Now, that person has committed a felony.

  8. Razane says:

    The kid ran from behind a parked car. He was running with his head down. I don’t think the driver ever had a chance to see the kid. It would be nice if his parents would teach him not to run out in the street. The driver should step forward but it was the kid’s fault.

  9. are you kidding me says:

    the parents should be taken out back and beaten for letting their kids run on a busy street like that. absolutely not the drivers fault, in fact i feel bad for the driver bc of the guilt…there was no way to see that boy…i bet he wont run out into the streets again!

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