ST. PAUL, Minn. - The mother of a teenage hit-and-run victim says he is out of the hospital and recovering at home, just two days after being struck by a vehicle and left on a busy St. Paul street.
An officer found 13-year-old Brandon Smith laying in the street near the intersection of University and Grotto Street around 5:30 p.m. Monday. He was suffering from a head injury, and police quickly deduced he had been struck by a vehicle.
Smith's cell phone indicated he had called his mother at 5:18 p.m., so investigators believe he may have laid in the street for up to 10 minutes.
Doctors at Regions Hospital admitted him in critical condition with head injuries but Smith's condition quickly improved. His mother told KARE 11 the incident left her too emotional to talk about what had happened to her son.
Investigators found a drivers-side mirror on the scene that was originally identified as coming from a 1992 Buick Park Avenue. They have since stepped back from that position.
The mirror is black, so they are unsure what color the actual hit-and-run vehicle is.
Police are hoping that someone will see a vehicle with a missing mirror and possible drivers-side damage and call St. Paul Police at 651-266-5722.
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