Dorchester boy in critical condition after being hit by car
DORCHESTER, Mass. (WHDH) -- A 5-year-old boy was in critical condition Monday morning after being hit by a car in Dorchester on Sunday.
“Hope, hope for the best. Hope for a miracle,” said Melissa Huynh, the victim’s cousin.
The family of the boy says the car struck him outside of his family’s home on Whitten Street and pushed him 10 feet up the road.
“The little boy was crossing the street. The lady zoomed. I heard boom. That’s all I heard. I came out -- I was like, ‘Oh my God,’” said a neighbor.
“It was one of the worst things I’ve ever seen,” said a neighbor.
Cars were parked all along the street. Witnesses said the driver was heading up the hill and may have never seen the boy coming. Neighbors said cars go up the hill quickly and parked cars are so close together that children can dart into the road without drivers seeing them.
At the time of the accident neighbors said the boy was being watched by his grandmother. The boy may have been trying to cross the street.
Neighbors who live along Whitten Street are asking drivers who use the road to slow down and watch out.
Police continue to investigate the accident. No citations or charges have been filed.