Update: A young boy who was struck by a hit and run driver Thursday has died. Fabian Teson, 9, passed away Saturday at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center.
Investigators are still looking for answers in this case. If you have information, contact St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department Investigator Frank Bennett at (618) 277-3504 Ext. 5309 or Sgt. George Mokriakow at (618) 277-3504 Ext. 5715.
CAHOKIA, IL (KTVI)-- The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department is searching for a driver after a 9-year-old boy was struck by a vehicle while riding his bike.
The incident occurred on Thursday, July 11th, 2013 at approximately 12:30 p.m.,in the 2400 block of Lorraine Dr. in the unincorporated area of Cahokia. Police say neither the driver, nor the vehicle involved remained at the scene.
The child was transported to a St. Louis hospital and is listed in critical condition.
Neighbors said seeing cars speed on Lorraine is common.
"I cars fly up and down this road, so I am not surprised that this happen," Roy Jackson said. "That is why I don't let my kids play out here."
Witnesses told Fox 2 that the boy's leg looked "shattered" and that he was "not moving."
Authorities released a picture of the boy in the hopes that it will move someone with information to come forward.
However, they have not released his name.
"It is scary, and I am sure his parents are devastated," Jackson said. "I would be highly upset."
Witnesses described a possible vehicle involved as either a late “90s” silver or gray Pontiac Grand Am or Grand Prix, or a Chevrolet Malibu. The described driver of the vehicle was a black male wearing a white t-shirt.
If anyone has any information relating to this investigation, we ask you to contact St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department Investigator Frank Bennett at (618) 277-3504 Ext. 5309 or Sgt. George Mokriakow at (618) 277-3504 Ext. 5715.