Source: http://www.news-press.com/article/20081007/NEWS0101/81007051/1003/ACCCape Coral Police are working on details surrounding a hit-and-run accident at Del Prado Boulevard and Kismet Parkway.
At around 1:21 p.m. today, Cape Coral Police received a call about an accident/hit and run, according to Connie Barron, Cape Coral Police spokeswoman.
A 3-year-old child was struck by a vehicle and has been air-lifted by MedStar in critical condition.
Traffic is being rerouted down Northeast 23rd Street while police investigate the incident.
Officials have not released any information as to why the child may have been in the area nor whether the child was accompanied by an adult or other person.
The child was struck in the area where construction crews are replacing bridges along Del Prado Boulevard.
Todd Sheridan, a construction worker, tried to help the toddler.
âI was working at the intersection when I heard a bang,â Sheridan said. âThe car was traveling northbound on Del Prado and he struck the child and drug it for 20 yards and then headed east on Kismet.â
Sheridan saw the child was bleeding and he picked the child up and carried him to his truck.
âHe was in pretty bad shape,â Sheridan said. âHis head was bleeding and his leg was messed up.â
Police are looking for a late 1980s brown or maroon Chrysler New Yorker four door with a vinyl top, tinted windows and missing driverâs side hubcap.
The driver is described as a heavy set older male with a white beard and wearing wire rimmed glasses. The driver may be a frequent visitor to the area who is involved in construction activity.
Police are asking anyone who sees the vehicle or to report any information they may have to 574-3223 or CrimeStoppers at 800-780-TIPS.
This is pretty mind boggling for me. Generally when things happen like this, they're never anywhere near where I live.