Police Need Public’s Help In Finding Hit-And-Run Driver
Law enforcement officers are asking for the public’s help in finding the driver involved in a hit-and-run that left a 13-year-old boy critically injured on New Year’s Eve.
Cameron Fuller was riding his bicycle that he has received as a Christmas gift on Saturday evening when he was hit.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the vehicle was traveling south on US-41 when another vehicle veered into its path from across the road. The driver failed to see the teen on the bike due to the other vehicle veering.
The vehicle failed to stop after hitting the boy. It was described as a green Chevrolet Suburban and most likely has damage in the area of the left front headlight.
Fuller was airlifted to Tampa General Hospital where he remains in critical condition.
“Oh lord I was in shock, I’m still in shock,” said Natasha Wood, Cameron Fuller’s mother, to WFLA.
“Evil, evil is the only thing I can think of. I couldn’t imagine leaving a kid on the side of the road after hitting them. He is the devil,” said Wood to WFLA.
Unfortunately Fuller has been unresponsive since the crash.
“They’re putting a feeding tube into him this morning but his lungs have collapsed, so he has a breathing machine on him and they got him highly sedated so he’s not awake or nothing,” said Wood.
Fuller’s family continues to fight to find the person who left him on the side of the road while he continues to fight for his life.
“I’m beyond angry. Like I don’t know how anyone could hit a kid and just leave like that, he’s only thirteen and he has a whole life ahead of him,” said Devin Mcneeley, Cameron’s sister, to WFLA.
“He’s a miracle child, I had him four months early he was one pound, nine ounces when I had him, so he’s a fighter” said Wood to WFLA.
Crime Stoppers is offering a $3,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. Anyone with information is urged to call the FHP at 813-631-4020 or Crime Stoppers.