East Cleveland police searching for car that injured 12-year-old boy in hit-and-run

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EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio - A young boy was involved in a hit-and-run accident as he walked home from school; that’s now being investigated by East Cleveland police.

Sherry Houston said her 12-year-old nephew, Maurshon Milton, was heading home from Chambers Elementary School around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon when it happened.

She said he was crossing the intersection at Shaw Ave. and Euclid Ave. when a blue car came out of nowhere and hit him.

“We’re still in shock and angry. He could’ve been dead right now,” said Houston. “They didn’t even stop. They didn’t even turn back around to see if he’s okay or nothing.”

Luckily, Houston lives nearby and Maurshon was able to limp over to her house.

She said his arm was injured, his mouth bloody and he was holding his left side.

Sherry called 911 and Maurshon was taken to University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital for treatment.

“He’s in a lot of pain and it got to the point where his blood pressure got up so high they had to keep him there in order to get his blood pressure to go down,” said Houston.

East Cleveland police are investigating the hit-and-run and looking for the driver of the blue car, which may or may not have damage to the body.

If anyone witnessed the accident or has information about the driver or vehicle they are asked to call (216) 451-1234.

The family hopes the person is caught and that they feel some sympathy for what they did; but until they’re caught, Houston said all children need to be extra careful walking to and from school.