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This is the moment a three-year-old boy and his grandmother are run over by a biker in a hit-and-run that left the tot needing over 100 stitches in his head.
The incident took place in the Cristobal Colon neighbourhood of the city of Cali, in the southwestern Colombian department of Valle del Cauca and the authorities are now offering a reward of 5 million COP (1,216 GBP) for information to identify the biker.
In the video, the tot and his grandmother, who have not been named in reports, can be seen holding hands as they look to cross the road.
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The pair begin walking across the street when a biker comes speeding into the shot and drives straight into the boy.
The youngster is sent crashing to the tarmac and his grandmother also falls after appearing to be hit by the bike too.
Both victims can be seen lying on the ground as onlookers rush to their aid but the biker did not stop.
Local media report the grandmother and boy were taken to hospital with serious injuries, with the boy receiving more than 100 stitches to his head. An image taken from hospital shows the stitches in a u-shaped cut on the boy’s head.
The boy’s father, who has not been named in reports, told reporters that the grandmother suffered injuries to her right hand and head while the boy suffered a fracture to his head.
He said that the boy’s grandmother had picked up from nursery, adding: “They were with my sister, but she was in the hairdresser and my mum decided to cross the road with the boy when the man ran them over.”
Andres Villamizar, Secretary of Security and Justice of Cali, said the 5-million-COP reward has been offered for any information which would help identify the biker.
He said: “We announce that the Security Secretary of Cali offers up to 5 million COP for information that allows the identification of the savage who ran over the woman and the boy in the neighbourhood of Cristobal Colon on 10th June.”
Local media report the video could be used as evidence against the biker who would be expected to be charged with reckless driving and omission.
The father said: “I want to tell this person to be more aware, to look at the damage he caused to me, my son and my mum too. Thank God they are alive, it could have been worse.”
The investigation is ongoing, no arrests have been reported and the biker has not been identified.
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