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Family of boy hurt in hit-and-run wants driver to come forward

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A 15-year old Milwaukee boy is recovering in the hospital, after getting hit by a car while riding his bike.

His family says the driver left the scene, and they are now begging the woman to turn herself in.

The teen, Robert Smith, was riding his bike along Center Street near 41st Street when he was hit around 12:30 a.m. Saturday.

“I hope whoever did this comes forward so justice can be served for Robert,” Kelli Moore, Robert’s mother, said.

Security cameras on a nearby home captured the scene.

The video shows Robert yelling and stumbling. The driver gets out of her car, comments on the damage to her car, and then takes off from the scene.

“She didn’t say, ‘young man are you ok?’ She didn’t say anything,” Rochelle Glosson, Robert’s aunt, said. “The only thing she was worried about was her car.”

Robert now has injuries to his head and legs. He had already undergone surgery twice and has another surgery scheduled on Tuesday.

Robert had just started his freshman year at Washington High School and enjoyed playing basketball and running.

“He’s very sad because he doesn’t understand why this happened to him,” Glosson said.

The family believes the woman who hit him was driving a silver Nissan, that now has a damaged windshield and hood.

“You did a horrible, horrible thing to a teenager,” Shirly Moe, Robert’s grandmother, said. “You practically crippled him and you left him there for dead with no consideration for human life. I would like for you to turn yourself in, and I would like for justice to be served and you be accountable.

“You just need to step up to the plate, be a woman, and just turn yourself in,” Darnel Roby, Robert’s family friend, said.

If you have any information on this incident, call Milwaukee Police.
 

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