Driver Sought in Hit-and-Run That Left Toddler in Coma

The 2-year-old boy was playing with his 5-year-old brother before he ran into the street to see his uncle, family members said

As police continue to search for the driver of a car that hit and critically injured a 2-year-old boy, neighbors say they have surveillance video that could help catch the culprit.

Outside a home on Perris Hill Road, there are two surveillance cameras pointed at the street.

They were installed by the Landeros family just a few months ago after an SUV was stolen from the driveway.

"Some guys took it and they crashed it up on the highways," Jonathan Rodriguez said.

Now the surveillance system could help California Highway Patrol investigators find the driver who ran over Jonathan Montes.

The Landeros family believes the cameras caught video of a silver sedan that drove past the house.

They are planning to give the video to investigators so it can be analyzed.

"We really want this to get solved," Rodriguez said.

Family members of the little boy who is nicknamed JR have been by his bedside 24 hours a day since he darted into the street on Tuesday and was struck outside his home by an unknown driver who was allegedly speeding.

CHP officers say its unclear why the driver didn't stop.

"A lot of times we hear from these folks that they were scared," Brian Alvarez said. "And why they are scared we don't know. Maybe they didn't have a license. Maybe they were under the influence."

Whatever the reason, JR's family wants the driver in custody.

The little boy is still on life support, but making some progress.

"A couple of days ago he didn't have much color in him," said his uncle Nicholas Ortega. "But today when we returned he returned back to his normal color."

Ortega witnessed the hit and run. He said the community support for his nephew, including donations to JR's gofundme page, have been tremendous for their family.

"I believe that a miracle is going to happen," Ortega said. "There's still time for him."

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