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Bike accident victim, 12, in ICU, expected to be OK


If you hit something with your car, what would you do? Would you stop? Would you get out of your car and make sure it was OK? Police say the driver who hit a 12-year-old boy with his car didn't do either.

Police say the boy is going to be OK. The car hit him near 45th Avenue and Mountain View Road. It's an area where a lot of kids play, and there is an elementary school a park nearby. The boy's family hopes the man who drove off will turn himself in.

"He's talking a little bit, but he's in and out from the pain and stuff. He's not really 100 percent yet," said Edith Medina.

Her nephew, Daniel Frampton, 12, is still in the Intensive Care Unit at a Valley hospital. He's breathing on his own again, but he's not able to move one of his legs.

"We just can't understand how somebody could hit a little kid and just take off and not even stop to see if he was breathing," she said.

A lingering piece of ripped yellow caution tape is all that remains from Tuesday night's crime scene.

"I just heard a boom, you know, like somebody ran into a stop sign or something," said Corey Fritz. He tried to help the boy after hearing the crash.

The streets along 45th Avenue and Mountain View were blocked off for hours just after 7 p.m. Wednesday. Police say the suspect vehicle is a silver sedan with a driver possibly in his 20s or 30s.

"He was lying on the ground. His eyes were rolling around. He started to come around a little bit and I said, 'Hey buddy. Just lay there. Don't move. The ambulance and the paramedics are on their way,'" said Fritz.

Edith says everyone is rallying for Daniel at his hospital bed. They're praying for a speedy recovery and hoping the suspect does the right thing.

"I just hope they turn themselves in. If it was an accident, it was an accident. We all make mistakes. But we all have to come clean at one point or another. If not, God will take care of us eventually," she said.

Police said there was a piece of the car left at the scene. Detectives will analyze it and find out the car's make and model.

If you have any information, you're asked to call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.

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