Parents of Four-Year-Old Boy Hit by Car While Sledding Ask Driver to Come Forward
A 4-year-old boy is still recovering in the hospital after being hit by a car Saturday in Grand Rapids.
Gabriel Castillo, Jr., was sledding in Richmond Park when his sled changed course and he slid into neighboring Richmond Street NW.
Gabriel was hit by a gold Buick that then sped off. Police located the car in question in Walker later Saturday, but have still not located the driver of the vehicle.
"He is a four year old boy, he didn't deserve that," the boy's mother, Sarah Alflen, told WZZM-13. "You could have stopped and at least made sure he was OK."
Gabriel suffered several broken ribs, a concussion and a broken collarbone. He is doing okay, according to WZZM, but is still listed in "serious condition".
Police have not yet named a suspect in the case.
Alfen told WZZM that she and Gabriel's father aren't angry with the driver. She said they know that accidents happen, but they wish the person would step forward and take responsibility for their actions.
If you have any information as to the identity or whereabouts of the driver of the vehicle, you are asked to call the Grand Rapids Police Department.