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4-Year-Old Boy Hospitalized In Germantown Hit-And-Run

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By Todd Quinones

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Police are searching for a driver they say struck a four-year-old boy in Germantown on Thursday.

Four-year-old Andre Wright was walking with his 14-year-old sister when he was hit by an SUV.

A surveillance video captured the entire incident.

You can see the four-year-old run out in front of his sister as the driver turns into the intersection.

It happened at Germantown Avenue near Seymour Street.

The driver of the newer model Dodge Nitro did stop and get out of the SUV. But about three minutes later, he drove off, which is upsetting to Wright’s family.

Surveillance Video of silver Dodge Nitro. (credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Surveillance video of silver Dodge Nitro. (credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

“To me, I think it’s not right… I would completely just wish [the driver] turned himself in,” Anthony Wright said.

The four-year-old was rushed to Albert Einstein Medical Center.

“He hollered for a minute and then he was basically scared and he was crying,” eyewitness Vincent Saunders said.

Wright we are told sustained only minor injuries and he was listed in stable condition following the accident, which happened just after 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon in Germantown.

“As the neighbors and everyone attended to his care, we asked him if he felt any pain, and the only place from what we know was in his knees,” Wright said.

Police describe driver as a black male in his 60’s. They hope he turns himself in.

Police indicate because he stopped, he may not face criminal charges.

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