Teen Shows Gratitude to be Alive after Auburn Hit-and-Run
As per Auburn police, a hit-and-run driver left a 15-year-old Auburn boy for dead Wednesday night.
According to the investigators, the teen and his friend were walking on the 800 block of Auburn Way North when a car hit the boy and kept going.
Isami Brandan’s family was in shock and said anyone who can do that to a child is heartless and should be off the streets.
The boy’s family wants the driver caught.
The teen boy was admitted to the hospital right after the accident. The 15 years old boy struggled from his hospital bed to send a video message of gratitude — grateful to be alive after a driver hit him and left him for dead.
“Just thankful for everything, your support, and prayers,” said Isami in the video.
As per investigators, there’s no way the driver didn’t know they hit someone.
“I’m really just really happy he’s alive,” Isami’s sister, Heian Brandan, said through tears. “I don’t know why they ran. I just want to know why? Who does that? Who does that to a kid? Who does that to any human?”
As per Police, Isami was crossing Auburn Way North with his friend Daniel Meadogralo. Two boys were walking from the grocery store to buy a gift for Daniel’s birthday.
According to the investigators, a red sedan is seen on surveillance video speeding before plowing into Isami.
Daniel wasn’t hurt.
As per investigators, the car hit the breaks, but then sped away.
“All I have seen was him getting hit and then just flying up in the air,” said Meadogralo. “For a second I thought it was an action movie that I saw, then reality set in and I thought he died.”
Isami has face fractures, a concussion, and cuts on his spleen, hands, and legs.
However, his family is not taking his survival for granted.
As per Police Statement, the car will probably have damage on the windshield, the headlight or the front of it. It also advised if anyone has any knowledge of the incident to call Auburn Police.