OKLAHOMA CITY – A mother is pleading for a driver to turn himself in after running over her eight-year-old little boy Thursday afternoon.
The driver never stopped, not knowing if Jonathan Collins was dead or alive.
His mother, Kim Collins, got the call from work.
“Just get to him. That’s all I could think about was to get to him,” said Collins.
Jonathan was playing outside his grandmother’s home at SW 15th St. and Penn Ave.
He says he looked both ways. A black Chevy truck was at the Penn Ave. red light. Witnesses say the truck ran the light and plowed into Jonathan.
A waste management worker had to carry the little boy out of the roadway.
“I heard him screaming and came outside, and then I saw the waste management guy carry him up,” said Jonathan’s little brother, Matthew. “He said ‘your little brother just got hit by a car.'”
Medics rushed Jonathan to the hospital, the same hospital where his grandfather, Junior Scott, died after a hit and run nearly three years ago.
“It just brought back all those memories, all those memories,” said Collins. “I couldn’t keep it together.”
Thursday, the family gathered together for Jonathan on his eighth birthday.
“He’s upset because we were going to go to birthday dinner tonight,” said Collins.
She has this to say to the person who took that away from her son: “You hit a little boy. He was innocent and did nothing wrong. Turn yourself in to police.”
Officials ask you to call the Oklahoma City Police if you know anything that can help their investigation.