BREAKING NEWS

If you take the subway or bus on your commute you may be affected by the worldwide outage.

Victim’s family demands update on hit-and-run probe

Relatives of the 10-year-old Bronx boy injured in a hit-and-run on Dec. 12 say they're frustrated with the investigation. The child, Waseem Alnajjar, was on his way to school when a driver slammed

News 12 Staff

Dec 29, 2016, 8:00 AM

Updated 2,759 days ago

Share:

Relatives of the 10-year-old Bronx boy injured in a hit-and-run on Dec. 12 say they're frustrated with the investigation.
The child, Waseem Alnajjar, was on his way to school when a driver slammed into him near his family's deli at Hunts Point and Lafayette avenues. 
Witness accounts of the incident vary. Some say they saw a school bus hit the boy. Initial police reports blamed the driver of a dark-colored vehicle.
"For a human being to hit a little kid and walk off like that, that's not right," says Hadi Alnajjar, the victim's uncle. "He's not an animal for them to step on him and walk like that."
Alnajjar and the victim's older brother, Samy Alnajjar, say they have had no update from police in more than two weeks, even though there are many surveillance cameras in the area.
Police say they are still investigating.
Waseem remains hospitalized, and although he awoke from a medically induced coma, he still can't walk and has multiple broken bones.
He spoke with News 12 from his hospital bed over FaceTime, sharing a message for the driver who struck him.
"Why did you do this to me, and why didn't you stop and try to help me?" Waseem asked. " And come forward. My life has changed."
Waseem, who says he is getting better each day, is unable to perform some of his favorite tasks, like playing trumpet.


More from News 12
2:10
NYC airplanes grounded following global outage

NYC airplanes grounded following global outage

2:02
Subways and buses across NYC still running amid worldwide outage

Subways and buses across NYC still running amid worldwide outage

3:31
Widespread technology outage disrupts flights, banks, media outlets and companies around the world

Widespread technology outage disrupts flights, banks, media outlets and companies around the world

1:35
Sunny, warm and humid conditions heading into the weekend for the Bronx

Sunny, warm and humid conditions heading into the weekend for the Bronx

5:00
Tech expert weighs in on Microsoft outage impacts across the globe

Tech expert weighs in on Microsoft outage impacts across the globe

1:41
Exclusive: Celebrity nail artist of Muñeca Beauty Salón & Nails shares her story

Exclusive: Celebrity nail artist of Muñeca Beauty Salón & Nails shares her story

NYPD: 4 men wanted for shooting woman in Throgs Neck

NYPD: 4 men wanted for shooting woman in Throgs Neck

2:00
Funeral service held for fallen NYPD recruit Edgar Ordonez

Funeral service held for fallen NYPD recruit Edgar Ordonez

13:51
'I’m not supposed to be here tonight.' Donald Trump recounts assassination attempt

'I’m not supposed to be here tonight.' Donald Trump recounts assassination attempt

1:52
'Safety hazard.' Business owner demands action from community leaders following massive fire

'Safety hazard.' Business owner demands action from community leaders following massive fire

1:39
'A living hell.' Disabled tenants say they feel stuck inside building due to broken elevator

'A living hell.' Disabled tenants say they feel stuck inside building due to broken elevator

1:14
NYPD officer shoots man with machete in luxury Mott Haven apartment

NYPD officer shoots man with machete in luxury Mott Haven apartment

1:00
Despite citywide drop in transit crime, it remains on the rise in the Bronx

Despite citywide drop in transit crime, it remains on the rise in the Bronx

2:09
Councilmember Zhuang speaks out following accusations of biting a police officer

Councilmember Zhuang speaks out following accusations of biting a police officer

1:38
Extras wanted for a film hosted by the Cinema on the Sound

Extras wanted for a film hosted by the Cinema on the Sound

0:23
Little joey makes its grand debut at the Bronx Zoo

Little joey makes its grand debut at the Bronx Zoo

0:29
Police: Man wanted for shooting another man in the face, shoulder in Kingsbridge Heights

Police: Man wanted for shooting another man in the face, shoulder in Kingsbridge Heights

1:39
NYPD: Suspects wanted for multiple robberies across Bronx, Queens

NYPD: Suspects wanted for multiple robberies across Bronx, Queens

1:45
Belmont residents claim landlord has neglected to make hazardous building repairs

Belmont residents claim landlord has neglected to make hazardous building repairs

1:25
Wake held for NYPD recruit who died days before hitting the streets

Wake held for NYPD recruit who died days before hitting the streets