Police Step Up Search for Hit & Run Driver

By Ilana Gold
|  Wednesday, May 8, 2013  |  Updated 8:08 AM EDT
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Bridgeport Police went door to door asking residents for any information to help them find the driver who struck 2-year-old Cory Gordon.

Bridgeport Police went door to door asking residents for any information to help them find the driver who struck 2-year-old Cory Gordon.

On Tuesday night, Bridgeport Police took new steps to find a hit-and-run driver who struck a 2-year-old boy on April 30. 

A week after the crash, Corey Gordon remains  in the intensive care unit at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Police Chief Joseph Gaudett is frustrated because no one has come forward with information on the driver and on Tuesday put dozens of police officers in the neighborhood where Corey was struck.

Police went door to door near Capitol Avenue and Main Street for hours, asked neighbors if they know anything about what happened and stopped drivers nearby, and hoped to get some clues.

“I made a promise to my son. I will break my back to make sure I find this man. I don't care what it takes,” Corey’s mother, Erika Parmlee, said.

She had just gotten Corey out of her car that night when he was hit and he has been at the hospital ever since with a serious head injury.

“He should be getting ice cream and playing in a playground, not going through something like this here, it's ridiculous,” Parmlee said.

Samuel Marino said he was parked in front of Corey’s mother and noticed a red scrape on his car after the incident. He is questioning if the driver hit him too during the getaway. He said he

“Someone hit my car here, the color…it must be red,” said Samuel Marino. “I’m going to have to talk to the police here and tell them about this,” Marino added.

Police said they needed more people to come forward with any information they had. It is critical to find that driver. 

“Style of car, color of car, anything would be very helpful,” Gaudette said.

“No one understands what I'm going through and no one ever will,” Erika Parmlee said.

She said her son’s condition has improved, but he still had a long road to recovery.

Bridgeport Police want to emphasize they need anyone to call them with information. You can remain anonymous.

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