Caught On Cam Hit Run

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Monday, May 16, 2011 - 8:35am

Car strikes boy, then flees scene.

Video from a Denver, Colorado homeowner's surveillance camera could help police track down a hit-and-run driver.

Eric Aguilar, 10, was playing with a group of friends near his home Friday evening at 8:09 p.m.

Video from three surveillance cameras on Nicol Ocampo's home shows Aguilar running into the street as another child chased him.

Ocampo installed the cameras after a vehicle was stolen from her home.

"I hope it helps them find who did this to Eric," Ocampo said.

A dark sedan, which police estimate was traveling 30 to 40 mph in a 25 mph zone, hit Aguilar and tossed the boy several feet.

Denver Police say another driver followed the dark sedan, believed to be a Dodge Neon or Chevy Malibu.

That driver was able to get a partial Colorado license plate number, which begins with 357.

"It looks like it should have been so much worse," Ocampo said. "It looks like he shouldn't have pulled through it."

The video shows the boy's mother, Irma Aguilar, running from her house and carrying her boy to their front yard.

Incredibly, he survived the incident with only a few bumps and bruises and no broken bones.

"It's a miracle he's OK," said Aguilar.

As for her son, Eric says he learned an important lesson.

"Don't go to the street because cars will go super fast and you will be hurt," he said.

He also has quite a story to tell his fourth grade classmates when he returns to school Monday.
 

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