Police Search For Driver Who Hit Boy In Haverhill Crosswalk
HAVERHILL (CBS) – “It was painful,” 10-year-old Aisea Cruz said as he walked out of his home in Haverhill. He’d just returned from an overnight stay in the hospital after a car hit him and took off. “I hit the hood on this side and I hit the front on this side and he checked he just took his head out and looked to see if I was okay and he just left,” Cruz said.Drove around a stopped vehicle and hit a child in a crosswalk. Yeah, I think that calls for summary execution right there. Out of my gene pool, STAT.
The fifth grader was in a crosswalk on Broadway near Lafayette Square Monday afternoon just after 5:00 with his two brothers and two cousins. The group had been to a nearby park. A truck stopped to let them cross. About that time, a silver Mercedes-Benz came around the truck and hit Aisea. “I went over the hood,” he said. He has fractures to his foot, pelvic area and ribs. “Those are tire marks,” his aunt Jennifer Cruz said as the boy lifted up his sweatshirt.
(And no, for the fucking literal, I don't REALLY think that this driver should face the death penalty. It's called hyperbole. Deal.)
I would like to see this driver charged with assault with a deadly weapon and attempted murder, because running a kid down in a crosswalk is exactly that. There's premeditation in that he went around a stopped vehicle in order to hit the kid. Then leaving the scene? I hope he gets out of his car and rushes the police officer who stops him, that's all.
And I gotta tell you folks. Had that been my truck he went around and then hit that kid? Well, we'd find out how well a Mercedes withstands a 50 MPH hit from a three ton Dodge, because I would run that fucker off the damn road. And I'll go before a judge and the face of G-d Himself and admit it proudly, too.
Yeah, I am taking this a little personally. That's the city next to my town. The kid who was hit is my daughter's age. Might even be in her Sunday School class. I have a real case of the hard ass for people who hurt kids, and may the driver of that Mercedes be cornered by that child's family someday - when there are no authorities around.
There's a good chance it might happen, too. There was a case a few years ago in this same city where some dirtbag murdered a teenager, and when he was arrested and brought into jail, the boy's family showed up and beat the living stuffing out of him as he was frog-marched into the station. The cops just stood by and watched two men beat the living road tar out of the scumbag for a while, then idly broke the fight up.
The men responsible were released on recognizances before the dirtbag was even booked - don't mess with kids in this town...
That is all.