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2-Year-Old Boy Struck in Hit-and-Run in Ambler

The 2-year-old child was crossing the road on South Main Street near Bannockburn Avenue around 4:45 p.m. Saturday when he or she was struck by a vehicle, police said.

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    A 2-year-old was struck during a hit-and-run in Ambler Saturday. NBC10 obtained viewer video showing the aftermath of the crash.

    (Published Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017)

    A toddler is out of the hospital and home with his family after being struck in a hit and run crash in Ambler, Pennsylvania on Saturday.

    The 2-year-old boy's parents told NBC10 they lost sight of him for a moment Saturday around 4:45 p.m. near Knight Park, a local skate park. The boy then took off, crossing the road on South Main Street near Bannockburn Avenue. He was then struck by a vehicle which continued northbound on South Main Street, police said.

    "I just want to know why they left," the boy's mother told NBC10. "My son is a person. He's not the speed bump or anything. He's a person. And he matters like everybody else."

    The child was airlifted to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. According to police, the boy only suffered bumps and bruises. He was released from the hospital Sunday.

    While police are investigating the incident as a hit and run, they also say the driver may not have been aware he struck anyone since the child is small. The driver is described as a white male wearing sunglasses with white hair driving a black Toyota 4 Runner.