Local mom still looking for answers months after hit-and-run that injured child

Posted at 10:18 PM, Aug 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-29 23:34:15-04

A Milwaukee mother is turning to the public for help after waiting for months to find out who hurt her son in a hit-and-run crash.

Tanichia Harding had been giving her then 4-year-old son and his two cousins a lesson on crossing the street back on March 8, 2016. They had just left a doctor's office.

"I was telling the kids this means stop and this means go," said Harding.

She says they watched for the crosswalk sign to change, then all held hands and started to walk across the street at Martin Luther King Drive and Clarke Street.

"This car came out of nowhere and caught my son and hit him, and he flew back and everything," said Harding.

She says her son, Kingston, was just lying on the ground bleeding. She thought the worst had happened.

Kingston ended up bruised and banged up, but alive. All his baby teeth had to be pulled out. The force of the crash shoved them into his gums over his adult teeth.

"They had to pull them all out so they won't damage his adult teeth. But they are actually going to be damaged because the nerves and everything were damaged pretty bad," said Harding.

She said she remembers seeing the driver look at them while she was holding her bleeding son on the ground.

It's been almost six months since the crash, and the police are still looking for the person who did it. Harding said she wishes he would just come forward or his family would turn him in.

"How can you hit a kid and keep going? How can you hit an innocent child and keep going?" asked Harding.