Brazyl Ward, just 6-years-old, was with her family trick or treating Halloween night when she was hit by a speeding car that did not stop.
The family had just finished treat or treating and on their way home at approximately 7:30 p.m. when a gray or silver VW Jetta careened through the intersection, located near West Tropicana Avenue and Buffalo Drive in southwest Las Vegas.
The family was able to get their son out of the path of the speeding car, that bystanders estimate was going 80 to 100 mph, however, Ward, was hit and critically injured.
Before the ambulance arrived, aid was administered at the scene by an off-duty paramedic.
Another person followed the suspect’s car but the suspect got away.
Ward has been through brain surgery and remains in medically-induced coma.
Her family remains hopeful that she can fully recover.
The Las Vegas community is lending support to the family who is facing very high medical bills.
Nevada Gold and Coin has generously donated two months rent to the Wards.
On Nov. 12 at Rum Runner, located at Tropicana and Spencer, will hold a “Challenge the Pro” fundraiser from from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. that cost $20 per person.
On Nov. 16, Putter’s Bar and Grill, located at 215 and Rainbow will also have a tournament beginning at 6 p.m that also costs $20 per person with 60% of the funds raised going to the Ward family.
Donations can also be made at any Wells Fargo Branch to the Brazyl Ward Donation Account 2723246894.
The hit and run driver faces felony charges for leaving the scene of an accident.
He is described as a White or Hispanic male, possibly in his 20’s.
Anyone with information on the case is urged to call the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Accident Investigation Unit at 702-828-3128. Anonymous tipsters can call Crime stoppers at (702) 385-5555 or visit crimestoppersofnv.com.