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Trip to the Bus Stop Ends With Trip to Hospital for High School Student

What started out as a trip to the bus stop for one high school student, ended with a trip to the hospital. The driver never stopped.
What started out as a trip to the bus stop for one high school student, ended with a trip to the hospital. The driver never stopped.

William Neuman is a Freshman at Wayne High School but instead of being in school, he is in the hospital recovering from a hit and run accident.  His father says he saw the whole thing happen.  He says all he wants is justice.

Shannon Neuman, father of victim says, "I looked to my left to see if there were any cars coming and just as I looked to my left, I saw the headlights, so there was that split second when I knew what was going to happen."

Neuman describes the accident when his son was on his way to the bus stop at the corner of Archer and Saint Marys Avenue.

"I jump out to see what had happened and it didn't occur to me that they would be gone by the time I got there but they were so I let that go and focused on him."

Like any parent, Shannon focused on his injured son.  He didn't get a vehicle description or a license plate number.  William is suffering from what neurologists say is a serious concussion among other injuries.

Public Information Officer for the Fort Wayne Police Department Michael Joyner says leaving the scene can result in a felony charge.  Joyner says there are other ways for them to find the suspect even without a vehicle description.

"There's going to be damage done to the vehicle and when you go to fix it, we're already looking for those types of vehicles that are going to be repaired."

Neuman says he doesn't wish anything bad on the driver.  He just wants him or her to be a decent person and come forward.

"We try to instill in our kids to take responsibility for your actions and decisions and that's just what we want here."

WFFT reached out to school officials who say the school bus driver was not at fault.  If you have any information about the hit and run driver, please call Fort Wayne Police.
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