• 8-year-old suffers fractured ribs, concussion in hit-and-run

    By: Tina Terry


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers spent Tuesday searching for the driver they said hit an 8-year-old boy on his bike and then kept driving.

    The hit-and-run occurred Monday around 6 p.m. at Idlebrooke Drive and Middlebury Place.

    “My whole family is angry, because my grandson, 8 years old, is laying in the hospital for no reason,” said the boy’s grandmother, who asked to be referred to as Ms. Moore.  

    She and other family members said Justis Retamar was taken to the hospital with fractured ribs, a concussion, and a broken pelvis.  
    They said he was in a lot of pain and doctors were watching him closely to make sure there’s no internal bleeding from the crash.

    “When I finally got down there and saw him lying in the street not moving I said, ‘Oh my God.’ I really thought he was gone,” said Justis’ grandfather, Evert Moore.  

    Police said no one in the neighborhood recognized the SUV.  

    Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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