Mom taking to social media to find driver who hit son

ROSEVILLE — The pictures on Brandi Strang’s Facebook page are stark and scary for any parent – a young boy, eyes closed, laying in a hospital bed.

Her son, Jared, was struck by a vehicle in Roseville while he and his sister were walking to school Monday morning and the driver took off, she and Roseville police said.

Now, Strang is taking to social media to find the driver and bring justice for her son.

“Plz help my family find this monster before he or she does it again,” according to a post on her Facebook page Monday night, which included photos of the 12-year-old with road rash injuries and wearing a neck brace.

Roseville Police Chief James Berlin said today that the driver is believed to be an older white male and the vehicle was a yellow, gold or brown sport utility vehicle, possibly a Jeep. The hit-and-run happrned at about 7 a.m. Monday on Tennyson near Maple as the boy was crossing the street, he said.

Berlin said apparently the driver didn’t see the boy, hit him and took off. He said the boy suffered a mild concussion and road rash. He said the boy was not severely hurt, adding that he was “very, very lucky.”

Berlin said the boy may have been protecting his older sister, pushing her out of the way, or she may have been hit as well. He said the SUV was traveling eastbound.

On Tuesday, after research, Strang posted on her Facebook page a picture of the type of vehicle that she said hit her son and a second photo that shows what she said is believed to be the color of the vehicle. She asked people to share the information.

She also posted a story by a local television station on her Facebook page in her effort to find the driver.

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