Man Suspected of Hitting 7-Year-Old Boy in Waterbury Is At-Large - NBC Connecticut

Man Suspected of Hitting 7-Year-Old Boy in Waterbury Is At-Large

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    Surveillance Released of Driver Hitting 7-Year-Old Boy

    A 7-year-old boy was injured in a hit-and-run crash in Waterbury Monday, and police are searching for the driver who struck him. On Tuesday, police released surveillance video and warned that it might be disturbing because it shows the moment the child was injured.

    (Published Tuesday, June 5, 2018)

    Waterbury police have identified a man accused of ignoring a school bus stop signal and hitting a 7-year-old boy with his car, obtained a warrant for him and said he is at large.

    A warrant issued for 28-year-old Marques Verner includes the charges of avoiding responsibility resulting in physical injury, passing a standing school bus, operating an unregistered motor vehicle, operating a motor vehicle without insurance and operating a motor vehicle without a license.

    Police said that Verner was driving the vehicle that blew through the stop signal of a school bus on June 4 and struck a boy in the area of North Main Street and Elizabeth Street, then took off.

    The boy was identified by family as Ni'vek Bynum. His family said he suffered a concussion and some bruises, but the injuries were not life-threatening.

    Police previously released surveillance video and warned that it might be disturbing because it shows the moment the child was injured. 

    Waterbury Hit-and-Run SurveillanceWaterbury Hit-and-Run Surveillance

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    A 7-year-old boy was injured in a hit-and-run crash in Waterbury Monday. On Tuesday, police released surveillance video and warned that it might be disturbing because it shows the moment the child was injured. Family members told NBC Connecticut Tuesday the boy is out of the hospital and recovering.  

    (Published Tuesday, June 5, 2018)

    The warrant for the crash includes a $100,000 bond and a warrant for a first-degree threatening charge has a $350,000 bond.

    Editor's Note: An early version of the story said Verner had been arrested.

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