Child Injured in Hit and Run Identified

Police said Tuesday morning they had identified a child injured Monday night in a hit and run. His name is not being released because of his age. Police say he was taken to the University Medical Center in Jackson for treatment.

The child, between the ages of 10 and 13, was hit by a car in the area around 24th Street and 32nd Avenue in Meridian. He was seriously injured. The driver fled the scene.

When police arrived and tried to identify the boy, no one in the neighborhood knew him, and his parents could not be located. The child's parents came forward about 11:30 p.m.

Police are also looking for the driver of an older model blue Ford Crown Victoria, or similar car, with a heavily damaged windshield.

If you have any information, you are asked to call 911 to report it.


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  • by concerned Location: meridian on Aug 6, 2009 at 07:31 PM
    Does anyone know how this child is doing? Prayers!
  • by BEVERLY Location: MERIDIAN on Jul 22, 2009 at 02:04 PM
    I UNDERSTAND THAT PARENTS MAY HAVE TO WORK NIGHTTIME HOURS; BUT THEY SHOULD HAVE SOMEONE RESPONSIBLE WATCHING THEIR KIDS, ESPECIALLY AT NIGHT. A 13-YEAR-OLD IS OLD ENOUGH TO STAY BY HIMSELF DURING THE DAY, BUT NOT AT NIGHT. MY KIDS WERE NEVER OUT RIDING BIKES SEVERAL BLOCKS AWAY FROM HOME AT NIGHT. BUT I AM PRAYING FOR THE BOY, AND HIS PARENTS, TOO...ALSO FOR THE HIT-AND-RUN DRIVER TO BE FOUND.
  • by Stacy Location: Bailey on Jul 21, 2009 at 03:14 PM
    WHO IN THEIR RIGHT MIND WOULD HIT A CHILD AND RUN THATS NOT RIGHT I pray for that child and I hope they find his parents my heart goes out to him I hope he be all right! abd why would the parents abandoned him???
  • by A Parent Location: Meridian on Jul 21, 2009 at 02:17 PM
    It has come to my attention that a car fitting the description was seen by employees @ the Medical Arts parking garage. Hopefully they had the sense to call it in even if it was a false identification... better safe than sorry.
  • by thomas Location: meridian on Jul 21, 2009 at 02:06 PM
    The car was found today a guy from the water department found it this morning and flagged me down to call the police .. it was on 49th ave and 27th st. the car wasn't even hide ..
  • by TIERRA CARR Location: MERIDIAN on Jul 21, 2009 at 02:00 PM
    I THINK BEFORE WE CAN MAKE COMMENTS ABOUT THE CHILD PARENTS, WE FIRST NEED TO FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED AND WHY THEY WEREN'T AROUND. ITS NOT RIGHT FOR YOU TO SAY "I HOPE DHS TAKE THAT KID". THATS JUST NOT RIGHT. LET'S JUST HOPE AND PRAY HE'S OK. THAT CHILD IS GOING THRU ENOUGH, AND IF HIS PARENTS WERE AT FAULT, PLEASE BELIEVE GOD WILL DEAL WITH THEM.
  • by Anonymous Location: Meridian on Jul 21, 2009 at 01:16 PM
    It is to my understanding that the parents of the little boy have surfaced. As was said by Concerned,7/21/09 01:56 p.m. maybe the parents work a late shift, or more than one job. Whatever the reason for their being absent, no one knows, the important thing is that they surfaced. To Concerned 7/21/09 11:35 a.m. you asked where is the support of the community, the community was and still is supportive, but there was only so much the community could do. I wanted to go to the hospital to see the little boy to see if I could identify him and perhaps I might have known who his parents are. I also wanted to just go and sit with the little boy just to be supportive and act as his parent, so don't say that for one minute the community was not supportive. Not only was I going, but in talking to others, they were going also, but he had been flown to Jackson. God bless the child, his parents and the person or persons who are responsible,yes them too. It's a sad thing, BUT GOD!! BUT GOD!!
  • by Concerned Location: Merdian on Jul 21, 2009 at 11:56 AM
    Also, we as a community need to be aware that some parents work more than one job to take care of their children or work a later shift. If they were at work and came home to this they must have been devastated. We all need to be more concerned.
  • by MRSCTHANG Location: MERIDIAN on Jul 21, 2009 at 10:31 AM
    I HAVE SYMPATHY FOR THE CHILD AND HIS FAMILY. I HOPE THAT THE PERSON THAT RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS THAT GOD WON'T LET HIM OR HER REST. IF THEY HAVE KIDS THEY SHOULD THINK ABOUT IT AND COME FORWARD FOR THE SAKE OF THE CHILD. THEY PROBALY HAD ACOHOL IN THEIR SYSTEM THE REASON WHY THEY DIDN'T STOP. WE AS THE PEOPLE OF MERIDIAN AND AS A CUMMUNITY SHOULD GET TOGETHER AND LETS FIND THIS PESON WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS. DON'T FORGET THAT WHEN THE ACCIDENT HAPPEN WITH THE CHURCH GROUP FROM LOUISANA EVERYBODY CAME TOGETHER FOR THEM, SO LETS COME TOGETHER FOR THIS CHILD TO FIND THE PERSON. REMEMBER TO LETS PRAY FOR THE CHILD....
  • by Karl Merchant on Jul 21, 2009 at 09:44 AM
    I hope they arrest the parents in this case for not knowing where there child was!!! This is totally unacceptable...No excuse for not knowing the whereabouts of that child!! hope DHS takes that kid!!!!
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