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Police still looking for driver in Pasco hit-and-run crash

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Police say a Crown Victoria like this one hit a Pasco family over the weekend. Police say a Crown Victoria like this one hit a Pasco family over the weekend.
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    Pasco County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a driver in a hit and run that left a father, mother and their 4-month-old child injured.
    Pasco County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a driver in a hit and run that left a father, mother and their 4-month-old child injured.
HOLIDAY (FOX 13) -

Outside St. Joseph's Children's Hospital, Jordan Johnston showed pictures of her baby boy's bruised body.

"I saw our son thrown out of the stroller," she said.

They were blindsided by a light blue Ford Crown Victoria while walking home on Chatlin Road, from a park in Holiday, on Saturday afternoon.

"We didn't hear anything, all we felt was just an impact," she said. "The first thing on my mind was my son, get to him as fast as possible."

She suffered a sprained ankle. Her boyfriend Dakota had a torn muscle.

Their 4-month-old son Jayson suffered a bruised head and legs.

Doctors say they'll be okay.

Now, they're trying to get their heads around the driver's actions, after he plowed into them.

"The guy stopped, got out of his car, asked if we were OK. I yelled at him to call an ambulance. He said OK," said Johnston. "He looked high and scared at the same time."

Johnston said others tried to step in.

"People were telling the guy that hit us to stay there, stay there, and then he just got back in his car and sped off."

Although witnesses say they recognized the driver, leads the FHP have investigated have not led to an arrest.

When asked what she'd say to him, Jordan is measured.

"It's about being responsible," she said.

But when you ask her big brother about the runaway driver, he reacts like a big brother would.

"I think the only that is safe for me to say without losing my cool is that I hope they find him, and somebody keeps him far enough away from me," said Richard Fernandez.

FHP is looking for a man in his 20s or 30s.

Family is hoping Jayson will be released either late Monday or early Tuesday.


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