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Residents want changes to apartment complex where boy was hit

Residents want changes to apartment complex where boy was hit

By Victoria Spilabotte. CREATED Oct 8, 2012

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Nakaya Brown is anxiously waiting at the hospital as her son recovers from a traumatic head injury.

"Now we're just waiting for the swelling in his head to go down," Brown said.

Her son, 6-year-old Shondrae Harvey was riding his bike and playing "hide and seek" with kids at the apartment complex. That's when police said he rode into the side of a truck.

"I just layed next to him on the ground because I couldn't pick him up," Brown said. "They didn't want me to move him and it was hard."

Police said the pickup truck's back tire ran over the boy who friends call "little man."

"Sometimes little kids don't look at what they are doing," Rooney said. "They are not thinking about anything but playing. They're not looking for the big car or big truck coming down the road."

Police said the drivers speed isn't a factor in this accident, but witnesses think the driver was going faster than the newly posted speed limit sign...five miles per hour.

"Little man is not the type of boy to not be paying attention," family friend, Harley McKehe, said. "He wouldn't just run into the side of a moving vehicle."

Residents said they want drivers to pay attention to children playing. They want the complex to install more speed bumps to force drivers to slow down.

"Kids are running and playing and riding bikes," Brown said. "I don't want to see this happen to anyone's kids because this is the worst thing you could go through."