Driver sought in hit and run crash that dragged 4-year-old child - Fox 2 News Headlines


Jeffery Crothers explains the hit and run that left his step-son fighting for his life . His family is asking for the public's help to find the driver of a PT Cruiser that allegedly left the scene at 48th St. and Broadway.

Driver sought in hit and run crash that dragged 4-year-old child

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PHOENIX (KSAZ) - It was a terrifying morning for a 4-year-old boy and his family after he was run over and dragged by a car.

The driver of the car didn't even bother to stop and help.

The 4-year-old boy just recently got out of the hospital. He's in a wheelchair now; both his legs are in casts, and he's got bandages all over his body.

The incident happened last week near 48th St & Broadway, now the family wants justice for their little boy.

4-year-old Isaiah is in a lot of pain. "He's missing four teeth in his mouth; he has staples in the back of his head," said Syreta Ellis.

His leg is broken; pelvis is cracked, he cannot walk, and he has to use a wheelchair to get around.

"It's pretty tough trying to get him in a wheelchair, every day without hollering. It's painful, he complains his head hurts a lot, it's very hard," said Ellis.

Syreta said that Isiah was holding on to his stepfather's hand last Friday as they crossed the street near 48th St & Broadway.

"I had his hand, I cleared the car, the baby was a still a tad bit behind me, the driver punched it and hit him, dragged him under his car, drug him for 2-3 feet, then sped up," said Jeffrey Crothers.

He said a witness drove them to the hospital.

"The doctor said he could have died," said Ellis.

But Isaiah is a trooper. Now, his family hopes, whoever is responsible for hurting their child is brought to justice.

"I just want this guy caught because I feel it's unfair, and unjust, how could you just hit somebody and run, especially an innocent child," said Crothers.
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