Between 11 and 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 7, a young boy who was riding his bicycle west along on the frontage road across from central Ajijic’s Pemex station was struck by a vehicle heading in the opposite direction.
The employer of the youngster’s father is seeking information to identify the driver and request compensation for the injuries the child suffered.
Persons who witnessed the accident while eating at a nearby taco stand have described the vehicle as a white Jeep Cherokee with the partial license plate numbers JK3, driven by a senior age fair-skinned woman. They say she did not stop and possibly was unaware that the collision occurred. So far the police have not been involved because of the urgency to get medical aid for the cyclist and insufficient evidence to locate the hit-and-run motorist.
The boy suffered multiple injuries, including a broken arm, a severe gash in his head andinternal injuries that were treated during four days of hospital care. His parents have incurred substantial medical bills and lost work income while attending to their son’s needs. He is now recuperating at home, still nursing internal pain. His right arm will be in a cast for up to three months while two fractures heal, and he struggles to keep up with scholastic activities. His bike was totaled in the incident.