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One-Year-Old Hospitalized After Being Hit By Drunk Driver

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update 3/4 – Antonio Contreras was released from the hospital early Monday morning.  His family told CBS 11 that he plays rough with his older brothers all the time.  CBS 11 spoke with his family Monday afternoon.

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) - A one-year-old boy who was hit by a drunk driver remains hospitalized at Cook Children’s in Fort Worth.

A group of more than six family members were crossing the street at Ellis Ave. and NW 25th street in the Stockyards area of Fort Worth Sunday night when they say a driver of a Chevy truck rolled through a stop sign and hit a stroller carrying one-year-old Antonio Contreras.

The boy’s mother was pushing the stroller in front of her when the stroller was hit.

“All of a sudden, we see the truck coming. It turned and we tried to back up. My aunt tried to get the stroller but she couldn’t so the car hit him and my baby cousin blew out of the stroller.” said Lizbeth Martinez, the victim’s cousin.

Suspect Gilbert Pedroza, 60. (Credit: Fort Worth PD)

Suspect Gilbert Pedroza, 60. (Credit: Fort Worth PD)

The boy was thrown from the stroller and suffered a head injury and had various scratches, but was responsive when he was transported to the hospital.

Officers on the scene gave the driver, 60-year-old Gilbert Pedroza, a field sobriety test. Fort Worth police later confirmed the driver was arrested for driving while intoxicated.

The boy’s condition is unknown.

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