NORTH PHILADELPHIA - A local mom is desperate for answers after her 10-year-old son was struck in a hit-and-run in North Philadelphia.
"I cling onto my mom's arm because I don't know if a car is going to hit me again," 10-year-old Syir Barnes told FOX 29.
The fifth-grader was crossing the Diamond Street at 16th when he was hit by a car on his way home from playing with a couple of friends Friday.
"I just woke up in the middle of the street and all I remembered was flash of lights. I got hit," he explained.
A man at the corner doughnut shop says he saw the driver stop and go over to the boy after he was struck.
"He parked right there on the corner and he come down to look at the kid," he explained.
Surprisingly, the driver got back into the vehicle and took off after seeing the boy was okay.
"He asked me if I was all right and I said, yeah but my adrenaline was rushing so I didn't really know what to say," Syir said.
A neighbor rushed Alona Funchez and her only son to the hospital. Miraculously, he had a minor concussion, minor scrapes and some bruises.
Alona is hoping surveillance cameras may have captured what happened. She is pleading for the driver to come forward.
The investigation is ongoing.