General — 28 February 2014 — by Albert J. Ciego

A boy is seriously hurt and is presently admitted to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital in a critical condition after he was hit by a vehicle at about 1:00 Sunday afternoon and left to die on the road in Buttercup, which is an area in Burrell Boom.

Earl Flores, Jr., 13, a standard 4 student of Burrell Boom Methodist School, was found by his family near the roadside about 200 feet from his home in an unconscious state. He had suffered injuries to his forehead, upper lip, nose, and also to his left eye.

An ambulance rushed him to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital, where his condition was declared critical and he was taken to the Intensive Care Unit, where he is receiving treatment.

Earl Flores, Sr., the boy’s father, told police that at about 12:30 Sunday afternoon, his son asked him for permission to go to his cousin’s house, which is about 150 feet from their home, and he told him he could go.

Shortly after 1:00 p.m., Flores’ cousin came to the house and told him that his son, Earl, was lying on the road unconscious, and that he had been knocked down.

They all ran to the area, and saw Earl, Jr., lying on the roadside unconscious.

So far, police have not yet found the driver who knocked down the boy.

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