No charges filed against driver who hit child

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – The investigation continues into a tragic accident in Norfolk where a 7-year-old boy was hit by a car. At this time, the driver is not facing charges.

Nasiar Smith was just feet away from his home, in the 800 block of 38th Street, when he was hit Monday afternoon while crossing the street.

Emergency crews arrived on scene at 4:45 p.m. and rushed Nasier to the hospital with serious injuries.

Family members say Nasiar is now in critical condition at The Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters. Tuesday night, Smith’s mother, Sophia Jones, spoke about her son’s injuries and what he’ll have to go through to recover.

“Nasiar , he is a very active kid,” she said. “He likes playing basketball, football, jumping around. He likes to draw. He’s a very happy kid.”

Since he arrived at the hospital on Monday, Nasiar has been unresponsive.

“He’s just laying there now. I don’t see that in my son. It’s like he’s lifeless,” Jones said. “I’m not used to seeing him like that.”

Jones said her son has dreams of going to college, being a police officer. But right now, he’s fighting just to stay alive.

“He has to go through surgery and we don’t know how it’s going to go,” Jones said. “It could be 50/50 he makes it, 50/50 he doesn’t. I’m just hoping he makes it and I’m just praying.”

The driver of the vehicle that hit Nasiar remained at the scene. Officers are still investigating the cause of the crash.

Stay with WAVY for updates on this developing story.

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