No arrests made after 7-year-old struck in Brockton hit and run - 7News Boston WHDH-TV

No arrests made after 7-year-old struck in Brockton hit and run

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BROCKTON, Mass. (WHDH) - A Brockton family is questioning why nobody has been charged in a hit and run that left their 7-year-old son with a broken leg.

According to witnesses, Victor Gomes was crossing North Main St. with his dad when an SUV swerved and hit him. Initially the driver stopped, but then kept on going.

Victor’s father got in his car, chased down the suspect and brought him back to the scene.

He was questioned by Brockton Police but was never charged.

Victor will be okay, but his mother said at the time it looked much worse.

"When I saw him I thought he died, there was blood pouring out of his mouth,” said Fatima Resende, Victor’s mother.

She also says that Victor will need counseling because since the incident, he’s been talking a lot about death.

Mostly the family is angry that it seems like the man will not get punished.

"You knew you hurt him, why did you take off?" Resende said.

The mayor and the chief of police heard about the incident and visited Victor. They told the family that the incident will not be ignored.

"The chief and I are here to assure them there will be a full and fair investigation of the accident, any and all witnesses will be interviewed and if there's any action to be taken it will be taken,” Mayor Bill Carpenter said.

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