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UPDATE: 3-year-old hit and run victim is back home with a concussion and no broken bones

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PEORIA (WEEK) - A 3-year-old boy is back home after being hit by a car Thursday night in Peoria. Cierra Burgess, the boys' mother, said he came home from the hospital around 4:30 Friday.

Burgess said she was walking home with her boyfriend, 1-year-old son, and 3-year-old son Jaylenn. Near the corner of Monroe and Evans, she said Jaylenn let go of her hand ran out into the street. Then she said a silver 4 door sedan hit her son.

"When the car hit him, he just dropped. When I seen it, my jaw just dropped and I started screaming," she explained.

"At first I thought he was gone. I didn't see any breathing, he wasn't moving," said Burgess.

She grabbed Jaylenn, ran to her mom's house and called 911. She said the little guy was knocked unconscious from the impact.

Now, less than 24 hours later Jaylenn is back home. The left side of his face is swollen with a big gash, but he didn't break any bones. Mom said he did suffer a concussion, but that he is a "warrior" and "tough."

Looking back at the last 24 hours, Burgess said she's most upset with the driver of the car. "When the car hit my son, he just kept going," she said.

Peoria Police are investigating the hit and run. Several neighbors said they didn't see a car around the time of the accident. One neighbor said their surveillance camera didn't pick up anything from last night.

Kyle Beachy

Kyle Beachy is a Multimedia Journalist for 25 News and Heart of Illinois. Born and raised in Kokomo, Indiana, he attended Indiana Wesleyan University where he studied Education and played baseball. He comes to us from Columbus, Ohio where he received a Master’s Degree from The Ohio State University.

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