PAWTUCKET â€” Pawtucket Police are seeking the male driver of a black Jeep that struck a toddler near the intersection of Main and Harrison streets on Tuesday evening and then drove off.
Major Arthur Martins said police responded to 609 Main St. at around 6:20 p.m. for a report of a hit-and-run accident involving a 2-year-old male. When officers arrived, they found that the child had been struck by a Jeep that was backing out of a parking space. Because the vehicle was not yet on the roadway, it wasnâ€™t traveling fast. The child suffered scrapes and bruises but no serious injuries, Martins said.
Police were told that a witness to the incident had informed the Jeepâ€™s driver that he had just struck a person. However, after the child was moved to a safe location by the witness and the childâ€™s mother, the Jeep reportedly fled the area. The Jeep had a Rhode Island license plate of 527-625 attached, according to the witness. Anyone with information regarding this accident is asked to call Pawtucket Police at 401-727-9100.