Search for hit-and-run driver who left child critically injured

Cobb County Police are looking for a driver who slammed into an 8-year-old boy and left the scene.

The crash happened inside a neighborhood Monday afternoon on Olive Springs Road at Cerice Circle.

Relatives of Eesah Johnson said the hit-and-run driver left the child in a coma with head trauma and broken bones all over his body.

Raquel Young, the boy's grandmother, spoke with FOX 5's Marissa Mitchell about the incident Friday.

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She said Eesah was walking across the street to play with a friend after school when it happened.

"Eesah looked both ways and the car came out of nowhere," Young said.

Investigators believe the vehicle was a dark blue or black BMW X3 sports utility vehicle. They also said the BMW will have damage to the driver side's headlight area.

Young said the second grader's friends and teachers at LaBelle Elementary have sent cards, balloons and cards to the family as he fights for his life in the hospital. She now desperately wants the driver to come forward.

"...I forgive you. All we want is for you to come forward..." Young said. "Whoever you are, wherever you are. You hit my baby. You hit my grandson, the love of my life. And you just left him there."

The collision remains under investigation and anyone with information is requested to contact the Cobb County Police Department at 770-499-3987.

The family has set up a fundraiser to help with Eesah's medical costs.