NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are looking for the suspect who struck a 4-year-old boy with a dirt bike in Queens.
The NYPD continues to be in search of the hit-and-run driver, placing out a plea to the general public.
CBS2’s Jenna DeAngelis spoke to the little boy’s father and step-mother off-camera. They mentioned his situation is bettering on the hospital, and he’s alert and respiration on his personal, however similar to police, they’re begging the motive force to show himself in.
“Defending our youngsters is a basic element of visitors security, and as we speak, we’re right here asking the general public’s assist,” NYPD Chief of Transportation Kim Royster mentioned Tuesday.
The NYPD is on a relentless seek for the motive force of some type of grime bike who investigators say hit the 4-year-old boy after which took off.
It occurred round 5:45 p.m. Sunday within the Meadow Lake path car parking zone inside Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
“He was touring at a better charge of pace than you have to be touring in a car parking zone when he struck the kid,” an NYPD official mentioned.
The little boy was along with his household. His father says they didn’t wish to look forward to an ambulance, personally dashing his son to Flushing Hospital in lower than 10 minutes.
“No guardian ought to must endure such a mindless act,” Royster mentioned.
Individuals DeAngelis spoke to say they typically see grime bikes dashing within the park, but it surely’s an issue citywide.
In Could, the NYPD introduced a crackdown on these unlawful autos throughout town.
“We’ve seized over 500 of these bikes inside the final week or two, and now we have really destroyed over 5,000,” Royster mentioned. “We aren’t going to tolerate these bikes getting used on our streets. As you’ll be able to see, when a 4-year-old little one is taking part in in a car parking zone and you’ve got individuals which can be racing in a car parking zone with these unlawful devices, these autos, it’s harmful.”
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Police say the suspect is a male, in his teenagers or late 20s and probably Hispanic.
They’re hoping individuals come ahead with info however particularly video to arrest the suspect and get some justice for the little boy.
A Bronx councilman launched a invoice final week that will enhance fines for individuals who drive these bikes 50%, from $500 to $750, for the primary offense and from $1,000 to $1,500 for all others.