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Help solve the hit-and-run of 4-year-old left with major brain damage

VANCOUVER – Jason Knee was badly hurt in a hit-and-run accident several years ago, but the driver who fled the scene has never been found.

Four-year-old Jason lived with his mother in Port Coquitlam. At around 8:30 p.m. on April 9, 2007, Jason was on his bicycle when he was hit by a vehicle while crossing Prairie Avenue at Wellington Street.

His mom, who was with him, was also pushing an empty stroller, which was struck. Jason’s mother wasn’t hurt, but he was flung from his bike approximately 50 feet upon impact.

Jason was rushed to hospital with very serious injuries, including internal bleeding and a broken leg. He received months of rehabilitation.

He is now 13 years old and still has a weak leg. He has major brain damage as a result of the accident. Sadly, the search for the person who hit him as turned up few clues.

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Police say the vehicle that hit him would have been dark in colour and would be a bigger car, such as a SUV or a minivan.

Jason’s father said his son will never fully recover from the injuries he received that night and the family wants the driver to take responsibility for their actions.

If you know anything to help solve the case call police or if you wish to remain anonymous, visit BCCrimeStoppers.com or call 1-800-222-8477.

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