HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – Authorities are asking for help finding a hit-and-run driver who critically injured a 13-year-old boy on a bicycle on New Year’s Eve.
Cameron Fuller was riding the bike he had just received for Christmas when he was hit early Saturday evening.
The Florida Highway Patrol said a vehicle was traveling south on US-41 when another vehicle crossed the road in its path.
That caused the driver to fail to see the teen on the bicycle.
The vehicle failed to stop. It was described as a green Chevrolet Suburban and should have damage in the area of the left front headlight.
Fuller was airlifted to Tampa General Hospital and remains in critical condition.
“Oh lord I was in shock, I’m still in shock,” said Natasha Wood, Cameron Fuller’s mother.
In shock that someone hit her 13 year-old son and left him to die in the road.
“Evil, evil is the only thing I can think of. I couldn’t imagine leaving a kid on the side of the road after hitting them. He is the devil,” said Wood.
Fuller has been unresponsive since the crash.
“They’re putting a feeding tube into him this morning but his lungs have collapsed, so he has a breathing machine on him and they got him highly sedated so he’s not awake or nothing,” said Wood.
“I’m overwhelmed, I’m really sad, Cameron is my baby brother, he’s like my twin me and him look alike. He’s my world man,” said Cameron’s sister, Devin Mcneeley.
While Cameron fights for his life, the family fighting to find the person who could be so heartless.
“I’m beyond angry. Like I don’t know how anyone could hit a kid and just leave like that, he’s only thirteen and he has a whole life ahead of him,” said Mcneeley.
And life, that is what the family clings to.
“He’s a miracle child, I had him four months early he was one pound, nine ounces when I had him, so he’s a fighter” said Wood.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the FPH at 813-631-4020 or Crime Stoppers. There’s a $3,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest.
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