Child injured in hit-and-run in Brockton
BROCKTON, Mass. (WHDH) -- Police say a child was injured in a hit-and-run accident in Brockton.
Brockton School Police said 6-year-old Brian Mason was walking home from Angelo Elementary School with his sister. The sister was on the other side of Prospect Street when the victim ran across the street and was hit by a car, according to the police.
"I was yelling, 'Brian, Brian, don't cross the street!' and I was yelling his name. I scared him a little bit...The car kind of turned and he flipped over," said Shayonda Mason, Brian's sister.
The boy was hit by a black sedan which then drove off. Police are actively looking for the vehicle.
Brian Mason's leg was broken, and witnesses say he was unconscious.
"All I saw was shoes on the ground and I turned back around and I saw this scared little girl and I turned back and I saw him on the ground," said Taylor McKinnon, a witness.
An off-duty police officer lives across the street and was the first one on the scene. He said the boy was unconscious when he arrived on the scene and he helped him wake up. The officer said he was talking a little with his sister.
"He was in pretty rough shape initially. He wasn't responsive at all," said Officer Scott Sweeting. "He wasn't breathing, he was laying there. I tried to feel a pulse -- didn't really get much."
The boy was airlifted to Children's Hospital in Boston with serious but non life-threatening injuries, mainly broken bones, according to the school police.
The car that hit the boy is described as a black sedan with tinted windows, and may have damage to the front driver side.