Video: 6-year-old boy struck by hit-and-run driver in stolen vehicle in Castro Valley

Daniel Morris, 29

 

 

UPDATE 4:29 PM: Daniel Morris, 29, of Castro Valley is a suspect in the hit-and-run that sent a 6-year-old boy to the hospital on Monday morning. He is also suspected of stealing a 2010 Ford Fusion. The car also hit the boy’s 8-year-old brother. He sustained minor injuries.

Morris is 5’9, about 150 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes.

Anyone with information is being asked to call (510) 581-9028 or (707) 551-4100.

CASTRO VALLEY (KRON) — A 6-year-old boy was struck by a car that might have been stolen in Castro Valley Monday morning, police said.

The accident occurred in the 4000 block of Meadowview Drive, according to authorities.

The child was walking to school with his grandmother when he was hit, a neighbor told KRON 4’s Terisa Estacio.

The car hit the boy before striking a pole. The boy was momentarily trapped underneath the vehicle, according to Alameda County Fire.

Police said the driver has fled the scene. CHP had a person in custody as of 10:03 a.m, however, he had no connection with the child being struck. The suspect in the incident is still on the loose.

The child was transported to Children’s Hospital with major injuries.

Alameda County sheriff’s deputies have since contacted the owner of the car, who said it had been dropped off at a Ford dealership on Sunday night. The Ford dealership has since reported a break-in, CHP officials said.

Stay with KRON 4 News for updates.

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