TEMPLE -- Temple Police are investigating a Hit and Run crash that left a three-year-old in the hospital.
It happened in the 1000 block of East Adams Avenue. The child was struck by a vehicle, which fled the scene.
A family friend then drove upon the scene, and took the child to Scott and White Hospital.
Police say the child was with his mother and another sibling, and they were waiting to cross East Adams from the north to the south, at the intersection with North 20th Street.
As a vehicle approached, the three-year-old broke free from his mother’s hand, and entered traffic in front of the vehicle.
The vehicle’s right tires and front bumper struck the child. The driver of the vehicle stopped, spoke for a few moments, then left towards the west (toward downtown) without assisting or calling for any assistance.
The suspect vehicle is described as a maroon or dark red, large, newer model SUV, possibly a Ford Expedition.
The driver is described as an adult Hispanic woman, about 40 years of age, about 5’4”, medium build, with shoulder length brown hair.
The child is in serious condition.
The investigation into the crash, and subsequent offense of Fail to Stop and Render Aid, is ongoing. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Temple Police Department, Traffic Unit, at 254-298-5500.