Toddler Struck by Hit-and-Run Driver: Cops

A young boy is fighting for his life after a hit-and-run accident in Camden.

By David Chang
|  Tuesday, Oct 16, 2012  |  Updated 9:05 AM EDT
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Toddler Struck by Hit-and-Run Driver: Cops

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The boy was taken to Cooper Hospital where he is in critical condition.

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A young boy is fighting for his life after a hit-and-run accident in Camden.

It happened Sunday around 3:15 p.m. outside a barbershop on the 400 block of North 27th Street. Police say a two-year-old boy was playing outside the shop while his father was getting a haircut. When he noticed his son was no longer inside, police say the father rushed outside where he found a crowd gathered around his son.

Police say the child had been struck by a car which stopped initially and then sped away. One motorist followed the hit-and-run driver who got out of the vehicle and walked away on 31st and Harrison, according to investigators.

The boy was taken to Cooper Hospital where he is in critical condition.

Witnesses describe the driver as a Hispanic man with a light beard. They also say he was driving a tan-colored, four-door, Buick Park Avenue with a temporary registration and damage to the right passenger door.

If you have any information on the driver’s identity, please call the Camden Police Department at 856-757-7420.

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