BALTIMORE (WBFF) - A mother is pleading for help, after her 9-year-old son was struck by a car in southwest Baltimore, and the driver refused to stop. "That's my baby boy. It crushed me... I couldn't do nothing," said Michelle Broom to FOX45's Keith Daniels, standing outside Johns Hopkins Children's Center.
Her young son, Anthony Walker, is recovering from surgery and his injuries, including a broken leg, bruises and a big bump on the back of his head. "He's talking, but he's in and out because he was so sedated, from pain and everything," said Broom.
She is stunned about what her happened to her little boy, explaining he was crossing Wilkens Avenue near Smallwood Street at about 5:30 p.m. Monday.
He was going to the store with older children when a car hit him and kept going. "He just left my son in the street like an animal," said Broom.
Broom was in her house, but witnesses told her what happened. "No traffic was coming. This car came out of no where and it speeded up; it never slowed down. It hit him so hard, it knocked him in another lane," she told Daniels.
Police are working with a vague description of the suspect vehicle. "All we know is that it's a four-door silver sedan with front-end damage, and we're hoping that anybody who saw something could contact us," said Baltimore police spokesperson Nicole Monroe.
Meanwhile, the mother called the suspect "a coward" and "a punk." "How do you just leave a baby in the street like that? You could have parked your car around the corner and got out and made sure that baby was OK, but you didn't," she said.