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7:36 PM, Jul 10, 2013   |    comments
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Video: RAW VIDEO: Van Driver hits child in stroller

  • Surveillance photo from Sam's Drink All
  • Surveillance photo from Sam's Drink All
  • Surveillance photo from Sam's Drink All
  • Surveillance photo from Sam's Drink All
  • Surveillance photo from Sam's Drink All
    

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) -- Dramatic video from a Muskegon convenience store shows a van hitting a mother and her child in the parking lot. Police are asking for the public's help to identify the driver.

"I was scared, in shock. My main concern was getting him out of there, " says Arieanna Currier, 18.

She says she was with her 1 1/2-year-old son, Elijah at Sam's Drink All in Muskegon to get groceries on June 25. A surveillance camera outside of the store, shows what happened next. As Aireanna and her sister walked across the parking lot with Elijah, a man came out of the store and got into a mini-van. As he backed up, he hit Arieanna and Elijah, who was still strapped into his stroller.

"When I was getting up, I saw my son being dragged with the stroller on the bumper," recalls Currier.

The driver stopped for a moment-- it's unclear whether he was waiting for traffic to clear on Getty Street or if he knew he had hit someone.

"I had to undo some straps and I did them fast because I didn't know if they were going to take off again," saus Currier.

The driver then sped off. Muskegon Police later told Aireanna that the minivan had been stolen. The identity of the driver is still unknown.

Surveillance cameras inside the store also captured images of the driver. Police are asking for the public's help to find him.

Aireanna is still shaken up but thankful that her little boy, is OK. "I still feel scared and at same time I'm thinking to myself, I'm lucky that me and my son are still here."

If you have any information about this incident, you're asked to call Silent Observer at (231)-72-CRIME.

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