NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WIVB) - A serious hit-and-run crash in Niagara Falls has left many unanswered questions.
Just after 10 p.m. Monday, a mother and son crossing Hyde Park Boulevard, in Niagara Falls, were struck by a hit-and-run driver. Witnesses say it wasn't looking good for the mother.
Witness Drayana Butler said, "And the way she was laying on the street, it just look like, I mean there were no tire tracks or nothing like that. So it looked like she just went in the air, and just flipped over the car. It looked like she just hit the ground hard, cause there was a lot of blood in the street."
Witness Carolyn Winkfield said, "It's a shame, it's really a shame."
The mother was transported to ECMC, in critical condition, and the six-year-old boy was transported to Women and Children's Hospital. Police are now asking for the public's help.
Niagara Falls Police Department Officer James Van Egmond said, "We're hoping that we've got some evidence at the scene, that will link us to a vehicle. Then hopefully with the help of the public, somebody will make a phone call and then possibly find the vehicle, hopefully we can find the driver shortly there after."
Police say they are looking for an older-model "boxy" maroon vehicle with front-end damage and possibly a broken window. The number for the police traffic bureau is 286-4563.
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