MILWAUKIE, Ore. (KOIN 6) — Milwaukie police are looking for the driver of a car that struck a woman pushing her 5-month-old son and then took off Wednesday evening.
Alexis Maillet,18, told police she was walking north on Southeast Linwood Avenue after getting off a TriMet bus when she saw a vehicle speeding toward her. She said the vehicle ran onto the sidewalk and side swiped her right hip.
At the time, she was pushing her 5-month-old child in a stroller, which she was able to move out of the way before being struck.
“When I pushed my son, the stroller went to the side and it tipped over and he’s screaming and scared because that’s how he got woken up out of his nap,” said Maillet.
Maillet’s son, Izaiah, was not injured during the incident. However, the suspects remain on the run.
“They literally backed out and just sped around the corner, and I was so frustrated,” Maillet said.
According to her statement to police, the vehicle drove off west on Southeast Railroad Avenue.
Police said Maillet described the vehicle as an older, black Toyota Camry or similar type vehicle that had pre-existing damage to the right headlight. She was unable to obtain a license plate but saw two young adults seated in the front and three or four in the back.
She told officers that the vehicle was driven by a taller, white man who was possibly in his early 20s. A younger, black woman was seen in the front passenger seat with numerous teens in the back of the vehicle.
Maillet was transported to Milwaukie Providence. She didn’t break any bones but said it’s hard for her to walk and remains frustrated about the whole incident.
“You are a mama bear and you have to protect your cubs – that’s what frustrated me. You hit me, OK. It’s an accident. You hit my son? That could’ve killed him. It could’ve killed me, but my son is more important in my eyes,” Maillet said.
Police are asking anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information regarding the suspect vehicle to contact the Milwaukie Police Department at 503.786.7500.