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‘This is brutal’: Family of 11-year-old injured in hit & run speaks out

BOSTON — The family of an 11-year-old who was injured in a hit and run accident in Dorchester wants the driver to know the pain the child is now in.

Loved ones identify the victim as Francis Nedwell.

According his father and aunt, Nedwell has six broken ribs, a broken pelvis, damage to his lungs and liver as well as other serious injuries.

Nedwell just got off an MBTA bus with his mother and sister on Wednesday morning and was several blocks away from Roxbury Prep’s Dorchester campus, where he’s in the 5th grade.

Witnesses said a white GMC SUV hit Nedwell on Columbia Road at Intervale Street and then kept going.

The force of the impact threw the boy under a parked car.

“This is brutal. This is inhuman,” said aunt Kimberly Jones. “There’s a family here that needs you to be responsible for this.”

Nedwell is currently in stable condition at Boston Children’s Hospital.

His family said he’s having trouble breathing and may have to undergo surgery.

“Every minute we are praying nothing happens. As we know, with trauma, every day is different,” explained Jones. “Every part of his body has been affected.”

Boston Police announced on Wednesday night that detectives found the white GMC SUV involved in the accident.

The driver who took off after the accident remains at large.

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