A 12-year-old Reading boy was hit by a car over the weekend and, according to his mother, instead of staying to help the victim, the driver took off.

"Yesterday, I was going to go to the store, but then I saw a car and it looked like it was going fast, so then I just went back home," said Raziel Figueroa.

Too terrified to leave the house, Raziel said he can't get Saturday night out of his head. He said a car hit him at Douglass and Locust streets in Reading just after 7 p.m. and then drove away.

He suffered bumps and bruises.

"That makes me feel like nobody even cares about anything," he said.

"It was terrifying," said the victim's mother, Maria Perez. "That man could have taken my son's life, and he had no remorse whatsoever."

Perez said a good Samaritan called her when her son was hit, and she rushed over to find him on the ground.

"If he would have pulled over, it would have been something different. That would have been an accident. Being that he just kept on going and left my son on the side of the road like he was garbage, that's a different story. I want him put in jail," said Perez.

Perez's employer has offered a $100 reward for information about the driver.
Witnesses said he was driving a silver Toyota Celica.

"Thank God my son had an angel with him that day. The next kid might not be so lucky," she said.

Reading police said they are investigating an accident and would not release further information.

Crime Alert Berks County is also offering a cash reward for information that leads to an arrest. You can text an anonymous tip to 847411, starting the message with keyword alertberks. You can also call 877-373-9913 or submit a tip on Crime Alert's website.