DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. – Sheriff’s deputies are looking for the driver of a car who hit an 11-year-old boy just before noon Tuesday, then left the scene.
The boy was crossing the street back to his home near Stonegate Parkway after buying some doughnuts from a neighborhood bake sale when he was hit by the vehicle, his mother told Denver7. She gave us permission to use a photo of the boy laying on the ground after the crash.
"I heard a big thump, at which time I just heard a little girl screaming," a witness told Denver7. "I ran over from my house about 100 yards away and I saw a lady over a young boy who was bleeding out of his head."
"It's a summer morning...kids are making a little bake sale and having some fun, and next thing you know, the whole kid's world was turned upside down."
The boy's mother said her son suffered a fractured skull and hemorrhaging when he was hit. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says the boy was transported to an area hospital.
"He's doing well," the boy's mother said. "Honestly, all things by the grace of God he's alive and doing well, with minor head injuries."
The sheriff’s office says the vehicle that hit the boy is believed to be a newer white SUV or crossover, possibly a Lexus CT200. It had a black stripe down the side and a broken passenger mirror.
The boy’s mother is urging the driver to come forward and “do the right thing.”
"This is an 11-year-old boy who I really -- injuries aside, we're trying to teach him to do the right thing in life, and I want him to grow up not having poor faith in mankind," she said.
Eleven-year-old Lauren Treiber was one of three girls who were hosting the bake sale to raise money for a camp.
“The car was already speeding, it hit him. And then it went even faster after that and just left,” she said. “Everything was slow motion and I didn’t really get a good look at the car. He bought donuts and he was looking right waiting for the cement truck to pass by and then he didn’t look left.”
She said she hoped the boy will be OK.
“I’m kind of scared. I’m hoping that he will be better. I just want everyone to pray for him.”
The sheriff’s office is asking anyone with information on the hit-and-run to call deputies at 303-660-7500.
A GoFundMe page to help pay for medical expenses has been started.