Police Continue Search for Driver Who Critically Injured 2-Year-Old

Wednesday, May 22, 2013  |  Updated 8:42 AM EDT
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Bridgeport police and the Mother of 2-year-old Corey Gordon handed out flyers again to drivers hoping to help find the person responsible for running the toddler over and driving off.

Bridgeport police and the Mother of 2-year-old Corey Gordon handed out flyers again to drivers hoping to help find the person responsible for running the toddler over and driving off.

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Police Step Up Search for Driver Who Hit Boy

Bridgeport Police went door to door asking residents for any information to help them find the driver who struck 2-year-old Cory Gordon.
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Three weeks have passed since a hit-and-run driver struck a 2-year-old boy in Bridgeport, leaving him in critical condition, and a new reward is being offered to help find the person responsible.

The crash on April 30 put Corey Gordon in the intensive care unit at Yale-New Haven Hospital and  no one has come forward with information on the driver.  He is now out of intensive care, but will go through surgery on Wednesday and then head to therapy.

Now, a $1,500 reward is being offered to find the person who injured him.

A week after the crash, dozens of police officers canvassed the neighborhood where Corey was struck and handed out 1,500 flyers, but police are still looking for leads.

On Tuesday, police were back in  the 600 block of Capitol Avenue, seeking information and handing out more flyers.

"Hopefully these will work. Last time we didn't get anything," Corey's mother, Erica Parmlee, said.

Corey is starting to act like himself again, she said.

"I've been focusing on my son. Now that he's actually getting back to himself now, I feel that it's my duty find out who hit my child," Parmlee said. "It's very frustrating that no one came forward because I feel that if it was their child, they would have. They'd be doing the same thing I'm doing."

Parmlee had just gotten Corey out of her car that night when he was hit and suffered a serious head injury.

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

Parmlee said she is doing everything she can or at least something she hopes any mother would do.
 

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