Norwalk mother seeks justice for son hit by car while riding bicycle
A Norwalk mother is on a mission to find a hit-and-run driver who ran into her teen son while he was on his bicycle.
Shameka Fisher says her 15-year-old son was on his bike heading to his cousin's house on June 11 around 8:45 p.m.
A security camera at the intersection of Connecticut Avenue and Taylor Avenue captured a driver slamming into him as he crossed during a green light.
"You know, my son could've been killed," says Fisher. "He kind of flew away from the car and he jumped up instantly off of just adrenaline and he picked up his cellphone that was on the street. The bicycle was stuck underneath the car so that’s why the driver couldn’t drive away right away, so my son he pulled his bike from underneath the car and that’s when the driver took off."
Fisher got a call from her son and immediately headed there.
"He’s like, 'I can’t walk,' so instantly my partner grabbed him up and we rushed to Norwalk Hospital," she says.
Fisher tells News 12 tests revealed tissue damage but no broken bones. He's doing much better, but still recovering.
Police are investigating and released a picture of the SUV they're looking for, initially saying it was a Toyota Rav 4.
"We now believe it’s a Nissan Rogue around a 2013 edition," Fisher says.
Police say the vehicle would have front-end damage and a broken right headlight. They describe the driver as a Black man in his 60s with a gray beard wearing a black hat.
"The fact that he didn’t turn himself in or even help my son, instantly I felt like this is a monster. I’m determined and focused and he’s going to be my new hobby. I’m gonna find this guy," says Fisher.
Anyone with information can email Officer Bryce. You can also leave an anonymous tip three ways: calling the Norwalk Police Tip Line at 203-854-3111, sending a tip through the police website or texting a tip by typing "NORWALKPD" into the text field followed by the message and sending it to TIP411 (847411).