Doctors, family speak out after teen is nearly killed in hit and run

Doctors, family speak out after teen is nearly killed in hit and run
The hit-skip happened in Cleveland after the police broke off the chase. (Source victim's family)

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The family of a Cleveland teen is seeking justice after he was nearly killed in a hit and run accident.

Jaden Paolino was struck last week by a driver fleeing from East Cleveland Police.

The 13-year-old was hit in Cleveland, after the police broke off the chase.

Jaden has a broken leg, a broken arm, and has undergone surgery for a brain injury, according to family.

The hit skip happened in Cleveland after the police broke off a chase that started in East Cleveland.

The East Cleveland police report says the speed in the latest crash was also 45 miles an hour. The officer says he had terminated the pursuit several blocks earlier. He saw the car strike one of three pedestrians crossing the street.

Cleveland Police found the car on fire, behind a house on the 2400 block of Baldwin Avenue. So far no suspects have been arrested.

The city of Cleveland instituted a strict police chase policy after the November 29, 2012 chase where 137 shots were fired on two people in East Cleveland. They were killed after a long chase.

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