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6-year-old sent to hospital after hit-and-run

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MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) - Six-year-old Jamarious Allen's mother hopes to have her son home by Easter. The little boy was hit by a car that fled the scene immediately following the accident.

Jamarious is now on the road to recovery at LeBonheur Children's Hospital.

"It was terrible. I thought he was dead laying on the ground," said his mother, Kendra Rodgers.

Rodgers has been at her son's bedside all day. He has fractured bones in his face and a bruised hip.

"He was just playing, running around with the other kids," she explained.

The driver of the car kept driving after he hit the little boy.

Police are still searching for a suspect.

"The driver of the car came and hit him, swerving in the street and the car just hit him," said Rodgers.

Memphis police say the driver was in a black primer Toyota Corolla with Tennessee license plates that read 737 YVG.

If you see the car, you are asked to call the Memphis Police Department.

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