SAN BERNARDINO (CBSLA.com) — A hit-and-run accident in San Bernardino has left a toddler on life support.
Jonathan Montes, known as JR to his family, suffered a traumatic brain injury after being struck by a car in front of his home on Perris Hill Road and East Base Line Street.READ MORE: 2 Long Beach Grocery Stores Shutting Down Saturday Over Hero Pay Law
“The doctors are saying that it doesn’t look good,” said Melody Hatampa, the child’s grandmother. “He’s on life support. He’s … um … no brain activity.”
JR’s mother is searching for strength and answers.
“My baby was so small and to see him fly a hundred feet and not even stop …” said Angel Montes, the child’s mother.
The family says JR was playing at the end of the driveway when he saw his uncle across the street. He ran into the street, and that’s when he was hit.READ MORE: Armed Suspect Caught On Camera Robbing Group Of People In A West Hollywood Alley
The crash Tuesday happened about 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Investigators say it’s likely the driver was going 40 mph in a 25 mph zone. JR’s uncle heard the impact and watched the driver speed off.
“The car didn’t even slow down. You didn’t even hear a screech. The car just kept going,” said Nicholas Ortega, JR’s uncle.
JR is being treated at Loma Linda University Medical Center.
“Even if he does make it, he’s not going to be the same, but gosh, we’re going to miss him,” JR’s mother said.MORE NEWS: Motive Unknown After 8 Killed At Indianapolis FedEx Facility
The California Highway Patrol is handling the case and say they’re looking for an older model, silver Subaru.