BALTIMORE - Jaquan Rucker was on his way home from football practice on a field just two blocks from his house.
He and others used the crosswalk to get across Reisterstown Road when witnesses say a dark colored Jaguar came out of nowhere.
"The boy had his helmet and all of his equipment and once he hit him, all you heard was a cracking sound of the helmet and equipment dropping...like he had to hear. He had to."
But even if the driver of the Jaguar did hear, Jarrell Mayo who was in the park yesterday says he just kept going north on Reisterstown Road leaving an eight year old boy writhing in pain.
"He had to drag himself off the street. He was strong enough to drag himself off the street cause other cars were coming too and he just laid right there on the sidewalk and just started yelling, my leg, my leg, my leg!" Mayo said.
A package of gauze still litters the corner in the 4800 block of Reisterstown Road where Rucker was laying after the hit and run, his grandmother telling us he was transported to Sinai Hospital and is still there today.
Jaquan has a broken ankle, but still may need surgery.
"They did cast it up already, they are gonna wait around and see. He has to see a physical therapist and everything," said Rucker’s grandmother Tanya Teagle.
For now Rucker's football playing days are over but while he recuperates, the search is on for the driver of a dark colored Jaguar.
Police say they are looking at cameras in the area to see if they caught a similar vehicle on surveillance, but Rucker's family hopes the driver's conscience kicks in first.
"I hope they come forward. Have some kind of guilty conscience or something like that and come forward. “
Police continue to look for a black or dark colored four door Jaguar.
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