DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — A six-year-old Dothan boy is now in a Birmingham hospital after a hit-and-run on Dothan’s Main Street left him with multiple injuries.
According to Ashley Bush, the driver of the hit vehicle, Thursday afternoon between 4:00 p.m. and 4:15 p.m., Ashley, her sister, and her son waited at a red light in downtown Dothan.
The next thing she knew, the Volkswagen Jetta she was driving was moving, but not voluntarily.
“Were sitting at the red light, we are the first one at the light because it just turned red,” Bush said. “About 30 seconds later, all I could remember was the glass shattering and I just felt the impact.”
According to Dothan Police, an early 2000’s white Chevrolet Tahoe traveling around 40 to 45 miles an hour struck the vehicle and then sped away.
Bush says a good samaritan at the light she was at followed the car to help with the investigation.
“The lady at the red light next to me followed him and got the tag number, luckily,” Bush said.
Bush’s son, McKinley, is suffering from two skull fractures and a concussion. He is currently in a Birmingham hospital.
Bush says doctors say her son is stable, but it’s still a way to go before he returns to normal.
“I don’t think it has registered much,” Bush said. “He has been in a lot of pain to the point where they gave him morphine this morning. So, we are trying to ween him of that and give him Tylenol. He is just in a lot of pain.”
This family is a foster family with 8 other kids in the household, so they have set up a GoFundMe page to help with expenses.
Bush told WDHN that the white Tahoe thought to be involved in the crash was located in Wicksburg, however, the suspected driver has not been located.