Update: Driver Hits Toddler, Then Takes Off

By: WOWT 6 News Email
By: WOWT 6 News Email
Omaha police are looking for a driver who, they say, hit a toddler Saturday evening, then took off.

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Omaha police are looking for a driver who, they say, hit a toddler Saturday evening, then took off.

It happened around eight o'clock Saturday night near South 16th and Martha Streets. Witnesses tell police a dark vehicle was headed south on 16th when two-year-old Kevin Machuca ran out from between two parked vans.

The driver hit the child, then stopped briefly, before taking off southbound. Machuca is expected to be ok. He suffered a head injury and was taken to Children's Hospital in serious, but non-life threatening, condition.

Investigators describe the vehicle involved as a black Monte Carlo or Chevy Impala. They say it may have damage on the driver side front bumper. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact authorities at 402-444-7867.

According to police reports, child protective services was contacted regarding the living conditions at the toddler's home.


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