6-year-old boy in critical condition after being hit by car in Detroit

Boy hit Wednesday morning near East Warren Avenue and St. Clair Street

By Halston Herrera - Digital news editor


A 6-year-old boy is in critical condition after being hit by a car Wednesday morning on Detroit's east side.

Deshawn White was hit near St. Clair Street and East Warren Avenue. He was waiting for a school bus. His older brother saw it happen.

"We were crossing the street. The car was flying ... she wasn't trying to stop. She didn't blow the horn or nothing, she just kept going. Crashed, hit him and he flew in the air, and then I tried to help him up. He wouldn't get up. He wouldn't wake up," said DeAndre White.

The driver didn't stop and police said they are looking for a small silver or gray compact car -- it was last seen going westbound in the eastbound lanes on East Warren then southbound on Bewick Street.

Deshawn is being treated at Children's Hospital in Detroit. He was rushed into surgery.

"The doctors, before they took him into surgery, they said it's not looking good. But we're praying," said Deshawn's mother, Christen Jones.

Witnesses are being interviewed and surveillance video is being reviewed.

"If anyone has seen, it's a silver, newer model, possible hatch-back car, unknown make and model, but it does have a sun roof," said investigator Scott Sheets, of Detroit Police Homicide.

Police release photo of suspected vehicle, suspect description

On Wednesday evening, Detroit police released a surveillance photo of the vehicle suspected of being involved in this hit-and-run.

The vehicle in the photo is described as a silver or gray compact two-door car. The suspected driver is described as a black woman with blond hair.

Anyone with information on the vehicle, the suspect or this incident is asked to contact Detroit police at 313-596-2260 or Crime Stoppers at 800-SPEAK-UP.

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