Police seek public’s assistance in identifying driver; children expected to make full recovery
DEARBORN — Two children crossing a street were injured in a hit-and-run June 26 in which the driver of the vehicle moved the children out of the street before driving off.
A white Pontiac Grand Prix reportedly was westbound on Ross from Telegraph in excess of the posted speed limit when it struck the two children as they attempted to cross the street. The driver briefly exited the vehicle to remove the injured children from the middle of the road before driving off. The driver did not render aid to the children, or report the incident to authorities.
Dearborn rescue personnel responded immediately and provided emergency aid at the scene before transporting the children to Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit. Both children are expected to make a full recovery.
The driver was described by witnesses as a male with a thin build wearing a white shirt and sunglasses. The vehicle appears to have a temporary license tag in the upper left corner of the rear window.
Police are asking anyone with information that can lead to the driver’s identity to contact the Police Department. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 800-SPEAK-UP.
“We have seen far too often how reckless driving can have deadly consequences,” Police Chief Issa Shahin said. “Luckily, that was not the result of this situation. I urge the driver to do the right thing and come forward, otherwise we will use every tool at our disposal to identify and apprehend this individual.”