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Hit-And-Run Driver Hits Boy On Richardson Sidewalk

By Barbara Schwarz, NewsRadio 1080 KRLD

RICHARDSON (CBSDFW.COM) – Richardson police say they have found the woman they believe hit a 12-year-old boy Thursday night and then drove away.

Richardson police say they found the SUV they were looking for parked in front of the woman’s house. Now they’re performing interviews and gathering evidence.

“We’ve been in some contact with them and have had some brief conversation with them,” said Sgt. Kevin Perlich with the Richardson Police Department. “There has not been any arrests or anything like that made. But depending upon the results of this search there may be some additional developments on it [the case].”

KRLD’s Barbara Schwarz Reports:

Witnesses say the boy was riding a go-cart on the sidewalk near Heights Park, along Floyd Road in Richardson.

Twilight Trail dead-ends into Floyd Road and that’s where police say the hit-and-run driver blew through the ‘T’ shaped intersection.

“Instead of making a 90-degree turn, she made about a 45-degree turn and then jumped up onto the curb line and over the cross/sidewalk and hit the child,” said Perlich.

The child and the go-cart were dragged several feet. The woman then made a U-turn in the park and drove off without stopping to help the boy.

Perlich believes the driver knew she’d hit the child. “The woman continued to proceed through the park, on the grass, was able then to I guess gain control of her vehicle, turn it around and that’s when she would have driven past the child and the go-cart.”

Witnesses told police the SUV was dark blue or black and that the driver had a white dog in the car with her.

Friday morning, the boy was in serious condition at Children’s Medical Center. He suffered a serious head injury and had to undergo emergency surgery.


One Comment

  1. RussP says:

    One news report last night stated a witness had the woman’s license plate. Have the police gone to her house to impound the SUV and arrest the woman?

    1. Joe Patone says:

      Last night?! This report said it happened this morning. Are there two hit-and-runs now?

      1. 2sister says:

        No, it happened Thursday night. The report says that it happened Thursday night, but they might updated it since you read it. It does, however, give his medical condition as of this morning.

  2. Joe Patone says:

    WFAA seems to have a more accurate story. What the hellfire is going on over there are CBS11? Man, you guys are dropping the ball big time lately. I switched from WFAA to you guys because of all the bad journalism (delayed reports, bad spelling/grammar) at WFAA. Shape up, you losers! Here’s the WFAA story, which said it happened YESTERDAY EVENING, not this morning:

  3. Joe Patone says:

    OK. After reading the the story AGAIN, it seems to read that he was in critical condition Friday morning, but the author of this article failed to mention when the accident actually happened. VERY SHODDY WRITING! Need help? I’m a writer!

    You may need to go back to school, or at least consult your AP Style Manual.

    1. vikki says:

      Joe, I live 2 blocks from where this happened. It was Thursday evening, around 5 pm.

  4. Joe Patone says:

    Sorry about the THE THE. Noon martini.

    1. RussP says:

      Friday afternoon drinks on Joe!

      1. Joe Patone says:

        You bet! Who loves ya, baby?

  5. mike says:

    The last time I checked you CANNOT ride go karts on sidewalks. The ignorant parents are completely responsible . Move to the country! You deserve what you got for being a law breaking idiot!

    1. Joe Patone says:

      We have dumb redneck kids on mini-ATVs in my neighborhood here in Roanoke, and it’s annoying to say the least. I agree. This kid almost got killed because of stupid parents who should have their children taken away by CPS. I feel sorry for the kids who don’t know better as a result of these brain-dead “parents”.

      1. AC says:

        “dumb redneck kids” ? what… versus smart redneck kids?

    2. vikki says:

      I live 2 blocks from where this happened. I have seen several news outlets reporting it was a go-cart. It was not! It was a pedal car. If you watch the video of the police removing it, you can clearly tell it’s a pedal car. Secondly, the sidewalk in this area is about 10 feet from the street, you have to be a moron (or drunk) to run up on the sidewalk and through the grass. It’s a miracle she didn’t hit anyone else.

    3. cassy says:

      Either way she still ran over the curb and hit a child then drove off, regardless if he was on a go kart or not, that poor child is in critical condition. Bet if you were the parent of that child you wouldn’t be such an ignorant ass would you.

  6. brandy says:

    Last I checked, you can’t drive your car on the SIDEWALK! Geez, now your mad at the kid and the parents?? Because some women drove her vehicle onto the SIDEWALK, then ran over a child and didn’t bother stopping to help?? Just went home, parked and went about her business?

    Nice, guess the kid should have been sitting at home playing videos??

  7. NiteNurse says:

    It’s called drunken hit and run FREAK OUT!

    1. 2sister says:

      She might not have been drunk. According to Fox4, she was apparently holding her dog while driving. It’s likely that the dog caused her to lose control.

  8. Ortie says:

    Whether or not go karts or pedal car are legal the lady that hit him is still in the wrong… 1st off, she was driving recklessly, whether it was due to being drunk or not paying attention and then secondly, she drove off after knowly hitting the child as it stated above that she turned around and drove past the severely injured child.

    1. 2sister says:

      I agree. She should have stopped and rendered aid. It would have been the right and humane thing to do. Also, she would be in less trouble if she had done that.

      I tend to think she wasn’t paying attention, because Fox 4 says that she was holding the dog.

  9. Pontius says:


  10. LaRueJD says:

    A felony was commited, a violent felony. Where are all you people who thought 18 years was not long enough for a non-viloent cyber terrorist (the guy had posted child porn on his neighbors computer and had made a threat against Joe Biden in the neighbors name). He passed on a plea bargain that would have given him 2 years. He had no previou record or history of violence. A threat made in somone elses name is legally not a threat. He had no other record on computer or history of distributing porn. The 2 years was probably appropriate.

    If she has no previous record she will probably get a suspended sentence and a short probation. This is why our prisons are full of non-violent criminals and our streets are full of violent felons. Killings a child, especially your own child results in less than a 50% chance of ever spending a night in a state prison.

    1. 2sister says:

      I have seldom read about someone not going to jail when they can prove that they killed their child. The only exceptions are when the person is judge to be innocent because of insanity. In that case the parent is usually incarcerated in a mental hospital for some amount of time.

  11. Shane E says:

    run her over and leave her there. more eye for an eye and people would watch what the f they are doing.

    1. DDT says:

      I say drag her behind a Bugatti Veyron doing 220 MPH down Highway 114.

  12. bebe says:

    i am so sorry to hear about devin my prayers goes out to the parents and the entire family. i will keep all of u in my prayers. luv all you guys bebe.

  13. teri says:

    what is the latest on this case? seems to have gone off of the radar….

  14. teri says:

    What is the latest on this case? Seems to have disappeared off of the radar…

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