Dearborn police seek public’s help in toddler hit-and-run

Photo courtesy of the Dearborn Police Department Surveillance camera video shows a silver SUV involved in a hit-and-run, traveling south on Schaefer Road. The victim and his mother are obscured by the light pole at left.

Photo courtesy of the Dearborn Police Department
Surveillance camera video shows a silver SUV involved in a hit-and-run, traveling south on Schaefer Road. The victim and his mother are obscured by the light pole at left.

 

DEARBORN — The Police Department is asking the public’s help in solving a pedestrian hit-and-run Jan. 28 in the area of Schaefer and Henson Street.

Surveillance video showed a silver SUV, possibly a GMC Acadia, traveling south on Schaefer at 2:45 p.m. when it struck a toddler who ran away from his mother and into the road. The mother, from Ypsilanti, according to published reports, caught the 2-year-old just as the vehicle struck his legs.

The driver of the SUV did not stop after the incident and continued south on Schaefer. The video showed the driver appeared to be looking at a cellphone.

The driver is described only as a white male.

Both of the boy’s legs were broken, but he is expected to make a full recovery.

“It is important that we speak to the driver of this vehicle and gather as much information as possible for our investigation,” Police Chief Ronald Haddad said.