CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A child suffered broken bones, including his hip and a fractured skull after being struck by a car Sunday night.
“It's the worst thing you could ever imagine for a 7-year-old, little boy,” family friend Martha Celise said.
The incident happened on Ross Avenue in west Charlotte.
“The bike is pretty much mangled,” Celise said.
A neighbor, who did not want to be identified, was outside when Monte was struck and called 911.
“It was three cars, but I only saw one that turned around and stayed with him,” the neighbor said.
The neighbor was confused because he couldn’t tell if the car that stopped was the one that hit Monte.
Cars speeding on the road is also a concern for neighbors.
“Flying up and down the street -- no remorse for any other cars, any kids, anybody,” the neighbor said.
Police said the driver was not charged and that it was an accident.
“It could've been anybody's kid,” Celise said. “It could've been mine, more than one kid. It's just crazy.”
On Thursday, Ramonte Tanner returned home.
His mother said he doesn’t remember what happened.
“I look at it as a good thing that he don’t remember,” she said.
Already the 7-year-old is pushing himself to walk again – and he came home on Thursday to a bit of a surprise with balloons, family and friends waiting to greet him.
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