Hit-and-Run Leaves 3-Year-Old in Grave Condition in San Bernardino

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San Bernardino police were struggling to gather information Monday on a hit-and-run collision that left a 3-year-old child in grave condition.

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File photo of crime scene tape. (credit: flickr/Tex Texin via Creative Commons)

The child, whose gender was not released, “entered the roadway” in the 2400 block of North Mountain View Avenue (map) at about 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, according to a news release from the San Bernardino Police Department.

A vehicle traveling northbound hit the child, who was then taken by family members to a nearby hospital, where the youngster remained on Monday, according to police Lt. Richard Lawhead.

The vehicle fled the scene.

“It didn’t brake. It didn’t stop. It didn’t hesitate,” said Sheyenne Rogers, whose son witnessed the hit-and-run.

Officers who responded found little physical evidence, and witnesses provided differing descriptions of the vehicle involved, according to the news release.

“So far, police have been unable to locate anyone who can provide the necessary information needed to identify a suspect or a vehicle involved in this tragic event,” the release stated.

The child was in grave condition, according to the release.

Anyone with information was asked to contact Detective Peck at 909-384-5664.