Police Find Driver Suspected of Hitting Child

Chattanooga (WDEF) – Chattanooga police find the driver suspected of hitting a young child Sunday.

But they aren’t sure if he really struck the child.

The incident happened on West 14th Street Court.

Witnesses said the one year old boy was hit while he was playing next to a parked car.

Patrick Whitaker now tells investigators that he didn’t think his vehicle actually touched the boy.

But he did stop to render assistance.

However, Whitaker says the child’s mother became hostile, so he left.

And video evidence backs up his story.

The child was taken to the hospital for observation, but wasn’t hurt.

Police are not charging Whitaker for the incident, but they did get him for driving on a revoked license.

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