Driver Hit 6-Year-Old in Parking Lot, Left the Scene, Police Say

The child had minor injuries, and the driver turned himself in to police later that night, police said.

A driver faces criminal charges after he struck a 6-year-old child in a Hazelwood hotel parking lot and left the scene Feb. 7.

Michael Fulton, 52, of the 3900 block of Browning Drive in Florissant, was charged Feb. 8 with leaving the scene of an accident, a class D felony.

Hazelwood Police reported that Fulton was driving in the Extended Stay America Hotel parking lot at 7350 Hanley Road when he and struck the child with his vehicle. He did not stop, but fled the scene, according to court documents.

Fulton turned himself in to Hazelwood Police later that night, police said.

The child was treated for cuts and bruises at an area hospital and was released, said Hazelwood Police spokesman Sgt. Andrew Eagan.

Fulton posted $1,000, 10 percent of a $10,000 bond, and was released from jail.

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