Leominster teen hit by car returns home - 7News Boston WHDH-TV

Leominster teen hit by car returns home

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LEOMINSTER, Mass. (WHDH) -

Less than a week after being run over by a car in Leominster Joshua Carrillo returned home from the hospital with two broken knees.

Joshua was riding his bike Monday night with his cousin Dometric Ramos on North Main Street around 9 when a driver turned onto the street and hit him.

The driver ran over Joshua and dragged his bike half a mile down the road before stopping to throw the bike over a fence and continuing on his way.

Joshua can't walk, but he said he's still glad to be home from the hospital.

"Thanks for everyone who has helped me out and is praying for me," he said from inside an ambulance when he first arrived home.

7News was the only station there when paramedics wheeled Joshua into his house for the first time since the crash.

Police have spoken to a man whose car matches the description of the vehicle that struck Joshua.

"We know he had two tires charged on the car at Firestone in Leominster. I'm told that there is a puncture in one of the tires in the sidewall consistent with a handlebar," Leominster Police Lt. Michael Goldman said.

The car was taken by police and a team is checking damage on the car that the suspect said was caused by running over a curb.

Because hit and run with personal injury is only a misdemeanor in Massachusetts the suspect will likely receive a summons to court instead of arrested.

Carillo's mother is thinking about starting a petition to help change that part of the law.

Police are still awaiting more evidence from investigation and forensics to help them build their case.

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