Police seeking man driving Jeep that struck stroller, injuring toddler
BY JERRY WOFFORD World Staff Writer
Monday, October 22, 2012
Police are looking for a man driving a vehicle that hit a stroller and injured a toddler Monday morning before leaving the scene.
The man did stop and provide a name and phone number to the child’s mother, but police said that is not enough, said Officer Jill Roberson.
The incident occurred about 11:30 a.m. Monday at the intersection of 12th Street and Southwest Boulevard.
The mother was pushing the child, who police said was less than a year old, in a stroller along Southwest Boulevard.
The driver was westbound on 12th Street and turning onto Southwest Boulevard when he hit the stroller with the Jeep he was driving.
The stroller was knocked over and the baby fell out and hit her head, Roberson said. She was taken to an area hospital and has been treated and released, Roberson said.
The driver did stop and provide a name and phone number to the child’s mother, but then left the scene, Roberson said. Officers who have tried to make contact with the man have been unsuccessful.
“He’s either not answering or gave bogus information,” Roberson said.
Anytime someone is involved in an accident, the driver should stop and wait for police to arrive, Roberson said.
“If you leave some sort of info that does not count, especially if you hit someone,” Roberson said.
The driver was described as a white male, between 20 and 25 years old with long blonde hair driving a black 4-door Jeep with a soft top, Roberson said.
Anyone with information about the driver is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 918-596-COPS (2677).