Search Continues in Halloween Hit And Run
(LAS VEGAS, KXNT)–Metro Police say “we have some pretty good leads right now” as they continue to search for the dirver and car involved in a hit and run that left a 6 year old girl critically injured Halloween night.
Sergeant Richard Strader told KXNT Tuesday morning that investigators have been reviewing hotline calls received from the public since the incident last Thursday night around 7:30 when the child was struck while crossing Peace Way. The general area is Peace and Ft. Apache on the west side of Las Vegas.
The driver fled the scene in what was believed to be a silver or blue, 4-door VW Jetta.
Eyewitnesses indicated the driver was a man in his 20’s, possibly Hispanic. Bystanders helped the girl after she was hit and restored her vital signs before paramedics arrived. Police say the family was in an unmarked crosswalk and headed to a Halloween event at a church when the crash happened.
Strader says investigators figure that the driver has probably told someone about the incident and that person’s conscience may lead them to say something to authorities.
Leaving the scene of an accident involving death or bodily harm is a felony. Strader says this driver could be facing at least 6 to 8 years in prison.
Strader says the victim remains hospitalized in critical but stable condition, and medical personnel are hopeful for her recovery.