Family asks for help after 11-year-old boy injured in hit-and-run in Alliance

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ALLIANCE, Ohio— An 11-year old Stark County boy has broken bones and bad memories after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver on November 3.

Authorities are still searching for the suspect, but little J.J. Morris has a message for the person responsible.

“They should say sorry; they should probably apologize.”

The incident happened on East State Street in Alliance, while police say Morris was riding his bike.

“I was like in mid-air,” Morris recalled.

“This is my first time getting broken bones.”

Morris, confined to a wheelchair, has several broken bones from his hip to his toes on his right side.

“That was a hit-and-run,” the young boy said.

The McDonald’s location on East State Street still has a sign up on its marquee, asking the driver to turn him or herself in to police.

“It was the worst thing I ever felt in my life and I didn’t know what we were walking into,” said Cynthia Morris, J.J.’s mom.

“He has a lot of broken bones from his hip to his toes and they had to reset most of them. He complains all night long that it hurts pain medicine not working.”

Morris knows it is going to be a long recovery—at least six months in a wheelchair and therapy time with doctors.

However, the family is experiencing much support. A Go Fund Me page has been set up in J.J.’s name to help pay for medical expenses.

Authorities say they are looking for a silver, four door sedan. Call Alliance police if you have any information about this case.

**CLICK HERE for the GoFundMe page**

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