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Aiea Family Seeking Driver Who Hit Boy

Matthew Bonilla Matthew Bonilla
Sharlene Lein Sharlene Lein

By Beth Hillyer

AIEA (KHNL) - An Aiea family wants your help finding the driver of an SUV who ran over a 13- year-old boy Sunday.

Matthew Bonilla is having a real hard time getting around. He can't walk so he uses crutches. He suffered a broken leg and possible nerve damage.

Bonilla sits down to rest. He's still getting used to the cast, "When I was walking all I saw was one bright light. After I got banged laying on the ground I couldn't feel my leg and then this person ran and grabbed me and took me home and told my sister Í got banged."

Matthew's sister Sharlene Lein explains, "The witness who carried him home ran straight into our house and told us he got banged, car just hit him. He had a mean gash on his right bottom leg and on the other side like no ankle, all you could see was bone."

The accident happened at this crosswalk on Kamehameha Highway near Pearlridge.

"It's my baby brother he got hit by a car," worries Lien.

Matthew adds, "It was pretty bad cause I got banged and it was hurting a lot every night."

His family is angry the driver just kept going. "That's not right, he's only a little boy. You should stop and take care of something even though you are wrong. Take care of something you just did. Learn from your mistakes. You can't just leave a helpless little boy out there to die."

Doctors may need to put a metal plate in the boy's leg to help it heal.

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