HIT-AND-RUN: Boy Hit Outside School

Des Moines police are looking for the driver that hit a child outside a school Wednesday evening.

Police say Ricky Meneweather suffered a head injury in the hit and run. His condition is listed as fair.

Witnesses say the driver was turning west on to Euclid Avenue near Second Avenue when he hit the 12-year-old.

Police say Meneweather was attending a dance at Harding Middle School. He went across the street to get some snacks and was hit while walking back to the dance.

A bag of Bugles was strewn in the street along with a hat and a shoe.

“One of the witnesses did state that the vehicle slowed down and pulled over and then pulled away.  We don’t know if he knew he hit someone or not,” Des Moines police Sergeant Matthew Schmell said.

Police are looking for a late 90’s red Jeep Cherokee possibly with damage to the front.

Officers did stop a red Jeep at 6th and Hickman, took some photographs, processed it but they let the driver go.

8 comments

    • mdsmith

      Where did this say it was a minority? Pretty sure from the video there was a pedestrian crossing sign real close there as well. Only thing that matters is a 12 year old kid was hit and someone either didn’t notice or didn’t care. Minority, Majority doesn’t matter.

      • RoccoG

        Yeah it does matter.
        These people never use the crosswalk. They jaywalk as a fact of life.
        Countless times I’ve almost hit them as they saunter out into traffic without a care in the world. Odd behaviour if you ask me.
        Go into a large city like Chicago and you see it worse there.
        The female jaywalkers are the worse too.

    • B

      most black people cross street …. they dont look left or right … they just think like nothing around them … his large pant might fall down and he tripped to a running car maybe?

    • SALLY

      THAT was the most important thing you saw in this article? They had the chips wrong??
      I’m guessing this is the same red jeep that was tailgating me on the interstate just north of Euclid the other day. He was so close I could count his zits.
      People, please be careful! Someone’s life is not worth you getting where you are going 3 seconds sooner. Leave your house a little earlier!!

  • B

    most black people cross street …. they dont look left or right … they just think like nothing around them … his large pant might fall down and he tripped to a running car maybe?

  • B

    why most people from 24th block to E 14th st … let their child running around like a wild deer. we need to educate them…. Black people been here in US so long.. but they act and do like they know nothing about US law…. ! Why?

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