A mother and her 4-year-old son were hit by a truck on Monday while they were crossing 65th street at Broadway, according to a report on NY1. The truck that hit them, however, sped off without stopping and police are now looking for the driver.
One report says
Wendy Ruther and her 4-year-old son were hit while walking to school on Monday morning.
The boy’s father, Aldo Lombardi, told NY1 that the two were crossing legally when three of the tires ran her over, and the driver just kept going.
He said police told him there were cameras at the intersection, but they didn’t catch the moment of the accident.
“We’re asking for help,” Aldo Lombardi said. “If anybody has seen any of this accident or has any piece of information, it will be really helpful because as of right now, nobody has come forward.”
Wendy suffered a broken pelvis and leg; her son sustained less severe injuries. We have checked in with police and will update if we hear more.
Update: Wendy Ruther’s husband says the truck was silver with some green. Wendy faces extensive rehab. “Ruther underwent surgery on her femur Tuesday and her pelvis is broken on both sides, her husband said. Doctors have predicted a full recovery, but her rehabilitation will take at least three months, her husband noted. She also underwent plastic surgery for a gash on her forehead but didn’t have any other upper body injuries, he said.”
Anyone with information on the case should contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS, or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.
Image of family via NY1.