ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) - A 4-year-old boy is in critical condition after being hit by a motorcycle outside of his own birthday party.
Andre Scroggins, the boy’s uncle, saw that horrific accident with his own eyes.
“It’s just a tragedy right now,” said Scroggins.
According to St. Paul Police, Tyrell Baymon was struck around 1 p.m. at Lafond Avenue, between Western Avenue N. and Arundel Street.
He was holding his mother’s hand, when a motorcycle hit him and threw him in the air.
Scroggins believes the motorcyclist was going at least 60 miles an hour, while doing wheelies up and down the street.
“He went flying! The guy just rammed him! He flew up in the air, and he just tumbled, tumbled like he was a rag-doll. He didn’t even look real. Oh, yeah, it was very tragic,” said Scroggins. “I ran to my nephew, and my sister she grabbed him. We called the paramedics and the police, and we were just standing there. We couldn’t believe it.”
Paramedics rushed Tyrell to Regions Hospital in critical condition.
His skull is fractured, and his ribs are broken too.
Doctors performed emergency surgery on him this afternoon.
He’s recovering at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare, while St. Paul Police search for the driver who hit him and took off.
The motorcyclist is described as male in his 20s, with corn rows and a Jamaican accent.
The vehicle is described as a royal blue sport bike with front end damage.
“He just rammed him! He just rammed him! It was just shocking. I was like, ‘Wow!’ I couldn’t believe it,” said Scroggins.
Tyrell’s family is hopeful he will pull through, and they’re hopeful St. Paul Police will find the motorcycle driver who hit him.
If you have any information about this incident, please call St. Paul Police at (651)291-1111.