On Thursday evening, a 3 year old Charlotte boy was struck by a white Cadillac in East Charlotte while crossing the roadway. The child, unidentified, is in critical condition at Carolinas Medical Center.

The incident took place on Monroe Road near East Mecklenburg High. It has been reported that the toddler and his mother had just departed a CATS bus. The toddler broke free from his mother’s hand and ran out into the roadway where he was struck by a white Cadillac. Witnesses have told Charlotte Mecklenburg Police officials that the driver of the Cadillac was a black male in his 20’s with a medium build around 6 feet tall. It was reported that there were two women passengers in the vehicle at the time of the accident.

Witnesses have stated that the driver and two female passengers, exited the vehicle, looked around the scene for a couple of minutes and then drove off when bystanders began tending to the injured child. The driver and vehicle remain at large.

Although some of the facts remain unconfirmed, it’s inconceivable that the driver would not wait for the authorities. If the child ran out into the roadway unexpectedly, the driver may not have been able to avoid collision and shouldn’t have anything to hide. Hitting a child with your vehicle and leaving the scene of an accident only leads people to believe that the driver and passengers were attempting to evade the law, most likely due to some level of ongoing illegal activity.

Each year in the US over 100,000 people are injured in pedestrian accidents. Many times these pedestrians suffer severe injures at the fault of a negligent driver. If you or a loved one has been injured as a pedestrian, call Campbell & Associates today for a free consultation at 704-333-0885. Our professional and experienced staff is ready to answer all of your questions and guide you through the path to recovery.