Michigan mom speaks out about stroller hit-and-run

Published On: Jul 11 2013 04:54:08 PM EDT   Updated On: Jul 11 2013 06:36:05 PM EDT

The driver of the minivan that backed into a teenage mother and her son is still on the loose.


The Michigan mother of a 1-year-old boy who was dragged in his stroller by a hit-and-run driver is breaking her silence.

In an interview with WOOD-TV, 18-year-old Ariana Currier said she had just left a Muskegon convenience store on June 25 after buying cereal and milk when a minivan backed into her, knocking her to the ground. But even more stunning, her son’s stroller became stuck in the van’s bumper.

Currier said she was horrified to see the van starting to drive away and her son, Elijah, being dragged behind it.

“I honestly thought I was going to lose my son … My adrenaline kicked in to save my son,” the mother said.

--Ariana Currier

The van stopped briefly, allowing Currier just enough time to grab her son from the stroller. But the driver sped off seconds later.

“I believe someone was watching over me,” Currier said. “But then again, I’m not sure. Maybe it was just luck. I don’t know.”

Both mother and son suffered some scrapes, but weren’t seriously hurt.

The entire incident was caught on camera, which has been released by police.


Raw video: Driver hits stroller, takes off

Police in West Michigan are trying to identify a driver who backed into a woman pushing a stroller with her child inside and dragged the stroller a short distance before fleeing.

They’ve also released pictures of the suspected driver who was inside the same store as Currier before the incident.


IMAGES: Driver backs into stroller with child, drives off


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