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Family of Injured Child Want Police to Investigate Further into Crash

Family members of a child severely injured after a crash on Monday want police to investigate further.

Three-year-old Ah'Dyn Perales was in critical condition at Mclane Children's Hospital Scott & White in Temple on Wednesday. This after a pickup truck hit him on Lottie Ave. after 5:30 p.m. on Monday.

"Just imagine a three-year-old baby laying there nor being able to do nothing,” said Perales' aunt Kamesha Mitchell.

The Waco Police Department said no one is at fault, but the child's family want the truck driver to be punished for what he did. 

Waco police spokesman Patrick Swanton said according to the investigating officer, Perales ran in front of a pickup truck and unfortunately got injured.

"We just have to be aware that this can happen with the blink of an eye. Accidents occur and this is no one's fault,” said Swanton.

He said the driver does not face any charges.

“The investigating officer doesn't believe the driver did anything wrong. He was there at the scene. He stopped,” said Swanton. “It just an unfortunate circumstance. The child ran away and got it in front of the truck."

Michell who said she witnessed the incident, claims the driver is at fault.

According to her, Perales was standing in front of his mom's parked car while he waited for her to get out of her car. Mitchell said a driver hit Perales and ran over him while he was standing.

"How can you not see a child standing on the street and how could you not stop.

How could you hit him and not stop and keep going,” said Mitchell.

She said family members did not get a chance to tell police their version of the story because officers did not interview them.

Swanton said in these cases police ask suspects and witness what happened.

The family questioned whether speed, drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash.

According to the police accident report, speed is not a factor. The driver did not have any alcohol or drug tests done.

Swanton said in this case there was no indication that the driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

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