Schuyler Driver Accused of Striking Child, Leaving Scene Heading to Court

Schuyler Driver Accused of Striking Child, Leaving Scene Heading to Court

SCHUYLER, Neb. – A man accused of striking a child with his car and then fleeing the scene, is schefuled to be in court next week in Colfax County.

27-year-old Oscar Rodriguez of Schuyler is charged with felony failing to stop and render aid after an incident in May.

According to court documents, on May 31 a 10-year-old child was riding his bike in downtown Schuyler when a car came out of an alley and struck him, running over both of his legs.

The car then sped off southbound on B St,. according to court records.

Police confirmed a witness’s account of the incident froma nearby bank’s security footage.

Police were then tipped that the vehicle that hit the boy, was located in the central part of Schuyler. Police found the car and soon located the owner, identified as  Oscar Rodriguez, who lived nearby.

Records say police discovered that Rodriguez did not have a driver’s license.

Documents say that through a translator, Rodriguez said that he was going around five miles per hour when the child ran in front of him. Documents say he confirmed that he did hit the boy.

The documents say he told police he then got “scared” and left the scene. He also told police, according to documents, that he parked his vehicle at a neighbor’s house to hide his car from police.

Rodriguez, who is also facing a misdemeanor driving without a license charge, will be in Colfax County District court for an arraignment on October 4th.

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