MUSKEGON, Mich. (WOOD) - Muskegon police are asking for the public's help tracking down the driver whose minivan hit a woman pushing a stroller with her child inside, and dragged the stroller a short distance.
It happened around 10:30 a.m. June 25 in the parking lot of Sam's Drink All, 1500 S. Getty St.
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Police told 24 Hour News 8 an 18-year-old Muskegon mom was pushing her 1-year-old son in a stroller through the parking lot when the van backed out of a parking spot and hit them.
"I was leaving and I assumed they were coming out right after me, but they still ended up backing into me," the mother Aireanna Currier said.
Currier fell to the ground and the stroller -- her son still inside -- became wedged in the van's bumper.
She said she was hurt, but only had one thought.
"My adrenaline kicked in to save my son," she said.
The driver started to leave the scene but was flagged down by the mom and others. The van's driver stopped long enough for Currier to get her child out of the stroller, and then drove away.
"It was really scary because I though I was going to lose my son," Currier said. "If I hadn't been able to grab him, I don't think he would be here because they were going pretty fast dragging him."
Currier and her son Elijah suffered scrapes to their legs.
She said she saw the driver of the van in the store but didn't give him a second thought. She said there is no way he couldn't have known she and her son were behind his van.
"I think he knew," she said.
She said she realizes how much worse things could have turned out.
"I believe that there was someone watching over us. But then again, I'm not sure. Maybe it was just luck. I don't know," Currier said. "After that happened, I realized that life really is too short and I want to be around as long as I can to be with my son."
Surveillance photos of the suspect have also been released.
Police said they found the 2000 gold-colored Pontiac Montana was found, but they haven't located the man.
Anyone with information is asked to call police or Silent Observer at 231.72.CRIME (722-7463).
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