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Bleeding And Disoriented 10-Year-Old Boy Crawls Home After Being Struck By Hit-And-Run Driver

After being hit by a car, Caden Walsh crawled a quarter of a mile home with a chunk of his leg missing.

By Sharon Lynn Pruitt

A 10-year-old boy in Austin, Texas was forced to crawl to safety after getting struck by in a hit-and-run driver on Friday.

Caden Walsh was walking home when a dark-colored SUV jumped onto the sidewalk and struck him, NBC 4 reports, before driving off again. Walsh collided with a tree during the crash, and crawled the quarter of a mile back to his home, dazed and bleeding profusely from a gash in his leg the entire time. His parents received the shock of a lifetime when they heard a noise at the door and saw Caden there, bleeding and in pain.

"He's down at the bottom of the stairs, his leg is just covered in blood, he probably has a ball peen hammer sized chunk of his leg missing, he's just screaming blood-curdling screams," recalled Walsh's stepfather, Jay Brady.

The boy was rushed to the hospital, where doctors discovered that, though his leg was not broken, his wounds would require stitches. When Walsh returned to school again, he needed crutches to walk, and his parents no longer allow him to walk home from school.

Now, Walsh's mother, Heather Brady, is looking for answers. The driver who hit Walsh still hasn't been identified, but Walsh's family is hoping that someone will come forward with information pertaining to the case.

"Somebody out there knows something and we just want that person to come forward so we can get justice for our 10-year-old son," she said.

[Photo: NBC]