Infant injured in hit and run after crawling into the road on Monday

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Posted at 12:53 PM, Sep 20, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-20 18:26:06-04

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Mongomery County Sheriff's Office was investigating a hit and run involving an infant who crawled into a roadway. The Tennessee Highway Patrol has since taken the lead on this case.

Officials said the incident happened on Monday in the 1700 block of Dotsonville Road and that the parents were able to remove the infant from the roadway. He was alert and breathing.

The boy was taken to the hospital for further treatment but is now back home with his parents.

His father said he was in the kitchen while the mother was cooking dinner and that they did not realize their child was gone. The child had managed to get out to the roadway from the family residence in Woodlawn.

The driver of the vehicle was located by Sheriff's Office Investigators.

The Sheriff's Office also assigned portions of the case to the Special Victims Unit because that is the standard when children may have been endangered.