Search on for driver in crash that hurt toddler

Posted at 5:16 PM, Dec 01, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-01 20:16:10-05

MIRA MESA, Calif. - Police are looking for the driver who struck a two-year-old boy on a Mira Mesa street Sunday afternoon and left the scene.

San Diego police say the incident happened near Mesa Viking Park on Westonhill Drive.

Witnesses said the driver ran over the boy, who was on a scooter. They said the driver stopped, but then drove away.

The boy suffered serious injuries and was rushed to Rady Children's Hospital. His condition remains unknown.

Police say they're using dash cam video from a witness to help identify the driver.

They said though the crash may not have been the driver's fault, it is now a felony crime because they left the scene.

Police are looking for a four-door Honda Accord, possibly teal color. They want anyone with information to call them.

In video captured on Nalini Biggs' dash cam, the driver -- who appears to be a woman -- is seen pulling out from the left side and driving away.

"You can clearly see this woman stopped, pulled over, knew what had happened," Biggs said.

The video also shows a woman tending to the injured child.

Biggs said, "The child was actually thrown up onto the hood of her car and over her windshield and out onto the street … within about 10 seconds, it hit the parents what had happened and they started completely panicking, screaming ."

Police say the crash may not have been the driver's fault, but it is considered a felony crime because the driver did not stay.

"This is one of those tragic situations … I don't care who you are; you need to pull over, you need to help," said Biggs.