Four-Year-Old Taunton Boy Recovering After Hit-And -Run
A four-year-old boy left alone with his two-year-old sister was badly injured on Friday night after being hit by a car.
Early reports of the incident at Highland Heights in Taunton said that the four-year-old had fallen from a second story window of the apartment where he lived and was injured in the fall.
Police say the boy and his two-year-old sister were left home alone by their mother
Now the Taunton Gazette is reporting that the child managed to make his way onto Highland St after the fall through a screen on a second floor window, where he was also struck by a passing car.
The child miraculously survived the fall and the accident and is currently recovering at Hasbro Children's Hospital in Providence.
Police say the boy and his two-year-old sister were left home alone by their mother. She later returned to the apartment with her boyfriend, who appeared to be drunk and got argumentative with police. He was taken into custody, though whether or not the mother was also arrested remains unclear.
Department of Children and Families officials did take the two-year-old girl into protective custody. It is likely the boy will also be placed in DCF custody once he is able to leave the hospital.
The driver did stop after initially hitting the child, but ultimately drove away
Currently police do not have the driver that hit the young boy in custody, though a neighbor did give a description of the car as well as it's license plate number to police.
A witness says the driver did stop after initially hitting the child, looked distraught and was seen pounding the dashboard, but they ultimately put the car in gear and drove away.
No word on the extent of the boy's injuries.