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Man hits boy on bike and speeds off, then later turns himself in, police say

By Pat Reavy, KSL | Posted - Aug. 9, 2020 at 4:15 p.m.


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KEARNS — A man who allegedly hit a 7-year-old boy on a bicycle and drove away was arrested Saturday.

Jesus Homero Mancinas, 22, was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail for investigation of failing to remain at the scene of a accident involving injury and driving on a denied license.

About 7:15 p.m. Friday, a Chevy Camaro near 4150 W. 5085 South “was seen hitting an unknown object in the road and speeding away. The Camaro had the bike and one of the victim’s shoe attached to the car when it rounded the corner to leave the area,” according to a police affidavit.

The crash was recorded on a nearby doorbell camera, according to Unified police.

A boy was thrown 30 feet from his bike when he was hit, according to police. His bike was found about a block away from the crash.

The 7-year-old was taken to Primary Children’s Hospital to be treated for multiple injuries including “a laceration to the side of his head, road rash/scrapes all over his body, internal injuries, broken hips, lacerated spline/liver,” the affidavit states.

The boy was taken to the hospital in fair condition and later upgraded to “good” by Saturday, police stated.

Mancinas sped away but later went to the victim’s home to turn himself in, the affidavit states.

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