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Mother Pleads for Hit-and-Run Driver to Surrender

As Dallas police search for the driver who struck a 13-year-old boy and kept driving, the boy's mother spends her days at the child's hospital bedside.

"I can't do nothing but hold his hand and say, 'It's OK, Mommy's here,'" Monica Winsley said as she stroked her son's arm at Children's Medical Center Dallas.

Her son, Maurice, has been in the hospital since Friday, when he was struck by a driver in the 3500 block of North Buckner Boulevard as he walked home from school.

"He was hit to the point where his body was one place and his shoes were another place," Monica Winsley explained. "That had to be pretty hard."

The driver then fled the scene, according to authorities.

"Didn't even get out their car. Just hit him, stopped for a second, and took off," Winsley said about the driver. "Why would you leave my son there basically left for dead?"

Dallas police released a surveillance photo of the suspect vehicle. It's a multicolored Ford Mustang, last seen speeding north on North Buckner Boulevard. Police asked anyone with information to call 214-670-5817.

The Winsley family has also set up a GoFundMe account to help with expenses.

"We just have to keep working with him, letting him know it's going to be OK, and that he's here just to heal," Monica Winsley said. "I have faith that he's gonna make a full recovery."

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