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14-year-old suffers concussion, fractured ribs in Bridgeport hit-and-run crash

Police say they're looking for a person that hit a 14-year-old boy with their car and kept driving in Bridgeport Saturday evening.

News 12 Staff

Aug 17, 2020, 6:38 PM

Updated 1,405 days ago

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Police say they're looking for a person that hit a 14-year-old boy with their car and kept driving in Bridgeport Saturday evening.
Surveillance video shows a silver SUV hit K'Mauri Jones while he walking from Connecticut Avenue across Union Avenue just before 5:30 p.m.
Troy Gosbin, a Best Bet Auto employee, says he and another witness ran over to see if K'Mauri was OK.
"I mean, you hit somebody," says Gosbin. "It's crazy to me that... you wouldn't stop and just keep going."
A friend had been playing basketball with K'Mauri and helped get him home nearby.
"He was out of it for sure. His friend was carrying him," says Gosbin.
 
Shakeema Hodge, his mother, immediately dialed 911.
"I see the bruises on his back, he feel like he was about to pass out and I called the ambulance," she says.
Hodge says her son suffered a concussion and two fractured ribs.
"I could've lost my son," she says. "Thank God it didn't go differently. Thank God he's still here with me."
Hodge says she's calling on the driver to come forward.
"You hit my child, you left him on the street, and you didn't give a damn about him; please come forward, you can at least do that," she says.
K'Mauri is now back home recovering but Hodge says still in a lot of pain.
Bridgeport officials say a witness may have gotten a license plate number.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Bridgeport police at 203-576-TIPS.
 


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