Dacula, Georgia (June 16, 2023) - A 13-year-old boy has been in the hospital for days undergoing surgery as a result of a hit-and-run accident that occurred in his father's Dacula neighborhood.
The boy was just released from the hospital on Friday, but his family says that is only the first step toward justice. The next step would be to track down the driver who injured the boy.
The boy's mother said that he is a football player, a basketball player and was going to try out for track this upcoming season. Due to his injuries, it is not unlikely that he will be able to.
Injuries can shake even the toughest players, but the 13-year-old isn’t in a wheelchair because of a sports accident. Rather, just before Father’s Day weekend, a car struck him, while he was riding his dirt bike at his dad’s house.
The boy was taken to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egelston after the accident, where he underwent two surgeries in three days. A third surgery may be needed as the family begs the community to provide Gwinnett police with information about the driver who did not stop.
The license plate and bumper of the vehicle were left at the scene.
Gwinnett County Police are investigating the accident.
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