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Driver sought in hit and run that injured Shreveport teen

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Jerry Michael Allen Jr, recovering from hit and run. (Source: Bryant Thomas) Jerry Michael Allen Jr, recovering from hit and run. (Source: Bryant Thomas)
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SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

A 16-year-old Shreveport boy remains in intensive care at University Health Shreveport after he was run over by a car earlier this week. Police say the driver did not stick around. Someone passing by found the boy. That's when emergency crews were called to the scene.

Now, the family of Jerry Michael Allen Jr. is speaking out. "Running over someone and not knowing if you left them dead or alive, and just drive off," says Jerry's Uncle Tyrone King, who says Jerry doesn't remember the accident. "He just remembers waking up here."

After the crash, a passerby saw the boy and called 911 to get him help and get him to the hospital. "He's in good spirits but he's in a lot of pain. He's a child. He wants to know why it happened to him, why they didn't stop? Why would you run over a child and not stop?" asks Jerry's step-father Bryant Thomas.

The crash happened in front of Peaceful Rest Missionary Baptist Church, on St. Vincent Avenue and 82nd Street. A street sign, ripped in half, and tire marks in the grass are an indication of how fast the driver was going.

"At the time we arrived at the hospital he wasn't really in his right mind, because he was under pain and they started giving him pain medications," King says.

Jerry is still in the intensive care unit at University Health with a fractured spine, but his family is hoping for a full recovery, in time.  King says he has fractures and a broken leg, his leg is broken in three places, his spine is fractured, his collarbone is fractured and his lower heal is fractured.

Jerry's family is asking the person responsible to come forward. "Think of it being your child and your brother, what would you want somebody to do?" asks Thomas.

Police are investigating the incident. They have Jerry's bicycle and are hoping to find clues to lead them to the person responsible.

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