WARRENSVILLE HEIGHTS, Ohio-- A little boy from Warrensville Heights is recovering after being critically injured in a hit-and-run accident.
"He was able to talk today. He still says a blue car hit me and I was on my Big Wheel coming home and a blue car hit me,” said Carlton Holloway, the victim’s father.
6-year-old Caylen Holloway was able to talk to his parents Tuesday morning about the accident that almost took his life.
On Sunday evening, Caylen was playing outdoors when he was struck by a car and left for dead.
Caylen somehow managed to get up and go back to his apartment to get help from his parents.
"Opened up the door and saw my son basically been in an accident. He had a 10-inch gash across his forehead and his arm was dangling and he had scars all over his body,” said Holloway.
The first grader was struck in a parking near Walford Rd. which is just a few yards from his home.
"The car hit him, knocked his shoes off. He got up walked about 20, 30 feet from the house; that's nothing short of a miracle," said Holloway.
Caylen is at Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital recovering from multiple injuries including a collapsed lung.
"He's been stitched up. They've got the breathing tubes out of him now. They still have a tube in his lungs. He has a broken arm but he's talking and he's doing better,” said Holloway.
Caylen's father said he just wants the driver responsible to come forward.
"Turn yourself in, ya know? It's the whole thing is an accident, but you left my son for dead. He's gonna be okay, ya know? You need to turn yourself in," Holloway said.
Call Warrensville Heights police if you have any information on the hit-and-run.