Hialeah Boy Claims He Was Attacked After Being Hit by Car

An 11-year-old Hialeah boy claims he was the victim of a vicious attack after he was hit by a car.

Orville Bullitt says he was struck by a car less than a block from his home at 82nd Avenue and West 14th street. He said he scratched that same car by mistake and the driver then came after him.

Surveillance cameras captured the boy walking with his bike. Bullitt said the video shows him moments after the car struck him.

"They chased after me and when I went to cross the street they hit me," he said. "Three other guys started to beat me up."

According to his grandmother, Bullitt came home on Friday afternoon with a bruised face and swollen eye, but he only said he had fallen off his bike. But, after seeing the bike's back tire, she said she knew there had to be more to the story.

"It's difficult to explain. It's unbelievable. I would never do that to any kid," said Bullitt's grandmother, Marta La Rosa.

It's unclear exactly what happened, but surveillance video shows a white car coming to a stop and the driver walking out of the car. About five minutes later, the car leaves the scene.

"The rescue came. They told him to go to the hospital because... the face was... I was worried about it," La Rosa said.

Now the family wants answers and hopes to find the person who they say is responsible for injuring the boy.

"Please call so we can arrest these people, charge them with whatever they have to be charged," La Rosa said. 

The family filed a police report. Hialeah Police are investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

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