HOUSTON (KTRK) --Jeremiah Aguilar went home today from Texas Children's Hospital. The two-year-old spent four nights recovering from injuries sustained in a hit and run accident.
The incident happened Thursday evening on Fallbrook Drive. A car struck Jeremiah and his 5-year old relative Jayden Aguilar after the two went chasing after a ball. Jayden died as a result. The driver took off and remains on the run. A GoFundMe account has been set up to help with funeral costs.
This morning, a nurse wheeled Jeremiah to his family's SUV in a red wagon. She then lifted him and placed him onto the back seat. His mother was by his side. She told abc13 she wants justice for Jayden and she thanks God Jeremiah survived the crash.
Jeremiah's sister, Doris Aguilar, spoke with Eyewitness News. She said he suffered broken bones, a broken hip, and cuts to his face. Aguilar said the little boy is strong. However, he still does not know what happened to Jayden.
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"Right away when he opened his eyes, he asked for my nephew. They were really close. He's just a little kid. I tell him he's over there playing with my other niece and nephew," said Aguilar. "He still does not know. I don't have the heart to tell him. I really don't."
Jeremiah faces a long recovery. His brother, Osbaldo Aguilar, still cannot understand how someone hit the children and then just left the scene.
"Imagine a little kid going through what he went through. A car ran over him. You can imagine what he's feeling," said Aguilar. "You know his bones are probably aching. His skin stinging. It's really painful."
Jayden will be laid to rest this weekend.