5-Year-Old In Critical Condition After Being Hit By Car That Fled Scene In Hamtramck

HAMTRAMCK (WWJ) – A 5-year old Hamtramck boy is hospitalized after being struck by a hit and run driver.

The boy is listed in critical condition at Children’s Hospital.

Police say the incident occurred on Saturday afternoon when the driver of a silver early 2000s model Chevy Impala with a spoiler on the trunk lid hit the child.

The driver was a lone black man – last seen driving southbound on Fleming from Zinow.

Hamtramck Police Corporal Nikole Jabour says, “officers arrived on the scene within one minute of the call – found a five-year-old boy that had been struck by a vehicle which fled the scene … at the current time the child is in emergency surgery and is in critical condition.”

Another distinguishing marker of the suspect’s car is a doughnut spare tire on the rear passenger side of the vehicle.

Hamtramck police ask that you contact them if you have any information.

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