Mother of hit-and-run victim: 'I thought I lost my baby'

Mother of hit-and-run victim: 'I thought I lost my baby'
Mary and Chase Springer (Source: WAVE 3 News)
Mary and Chase Springer (Source: WAVE 3 News)
Chase suffered a fractured leg. (Source: WAVE 3 News)
Chase suffered a fractured leg. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A 1-year-old is recovering from a fractured leg after a car hit his stroller and knocked him out.

His mother, Mary Springer, said she was pushing her son, Chase Springer, in the stroller across 12th and Jefferson Streets when a woman backed up into the stroller on May 25.

"She ran him over and when she panicked she was still in reverse," Springer said. "She ran over him and then forward again. To be honest, I thought I lost my baby."

Before the driver fled, police said Springer was able to reach inside the car and grab the driver's cell phone and wallet.

Springer said she raced Chase across the street to the fire department for help.

He was then taken to Kosair Children's Hospital for treatment. It has taken about four days, but Chase is walking again and his leg is continuing to recover.

"He's doing good," Springer said. "He's doing really good. It took him four days to walk but he's walking again. He's strong. He's really strong."

Springer was able to identify Shaterriah Grant as the driver after picking her picture out of a photo lineup.

Grant is charged with leaving the scene of an accident, driving on a suspended or revoked license and failure to maintain insurance. She is scheduled to appear in Jefferson District Court on June 23.

Anyone who would like to help Chase in his recovery can contact Springer by clicking here.

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