SOUTHWEST PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - Police are searching for the driver who struck a 2-year-old child and fled the scene early Sunday afternoon.
2-year-old Jayceon Robinson had unexpectedly run out of the house and onto the road prior to being hit.
The child’s mother, Ciara Robinson, spoke to Fox 29 after the incident.
“I’m not mad at the fact that he got hit,” Ciara said. “I'm mad at the fact that they ran, you know?”
According to police, the incident happened just after 1:30 p.m. on the 6500 block of Guyer Street. Ciara’s 2-year-old son was struck by what they believe was a black Jeep, and the driver didn’t stop.
After a family member yelled to the driver, the suspect exited the car as if coming back to the scene.
The child’s grandmother, Kimberly White, told Fox 29 that while she was turned around briefly, the driver jumped back into his vehicle and drove in an unknown direction.
Police confirm that the child was transported to CHOP and is in stable condition. He is expected to be released tomorrow.
Still, the incident has neighbors alarmed. Last summer, a car similarly hit a young girl, though the driver did stop. The victim also survived the incident.
The police are still on the lookout for a black Jeep, possibly damaged, in connection with the case.
Meanwhile, Jayceon’s family will celebrate the child’s third birthday next week.
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