Posted: 9:20 p.m. MST
Three-year-old Michael Rogers, the victim of a hit-and-run, is beginning the process of recovery at a Phoenix children's hospital after being treated in the intensive care unit, according to the child's grandmother and aunt.
In his fourth day of hospitalization, little Michael's family said he still cannot move his legs.
"He can't walk--no pressure on his legs. He can't stand on broken hips. But yeah, it's painful for him," said Patricia Flores, the child's grandmother.
Thursday evening, the 3-year-old boy was struck by a truck while he was riding a children's toy in the parking lot of a Yuma business. The driver then fled.
According to the family, the toddler suffered two broken hips and internal bleeding.
Over the weekend, he received a blood transfusion, and the bleeding has since stopped, according to Socorro Rodriguez, the child's aunt.
Monday, doctors began his physical therapy.
He is expected to be released from the hospital in the next three to five days and will begin in-home care.
The family remains shocked that this happened, and they said this is not the first time they have been struck with this kind of tragedy.
"Sixteen years ago, seventeen years ago, my sister was hit by a car, too, and she died. So this happening, just brings back a lot of memories," Rodriguez said.
Deputies continue to search for the suspect who is described as a bald Hispanic man in his 30s.
He was driving a white newer model Ford single-cab pickup. It had a black trailer with a flatbed style-body and was possibly carrying a water tank.
The child's family said they want justice.
"He didn't have the decency to say, 'I'm sorry. Is he okay?' He's 3 years old. Why couldn't he say, 'I'm sorry,'" Flores said.
The Sheriff's Office said they have no new information. They are urging anyone who knows anything about the case, to call them at (928) 783-4427.