Lansdale Police are on the verge of making an arrest in the Sunday afternoon hit-and-run incident at Shaw Avenue and Seventh Street.
James Nichols, 3, was hit by a silver Honda around 1:45 p.m. mid-way on Shaw Avenue. The incident was captured on a video surveillance camera.
Initial reports broadcasted over the Montgomery County Police scanner described the driver as an Indian male in his 40s with short hair and a slender build.
According to James' father, Ken, the driver lives on the same block as the Nichols family.
"A neighbor of mine, just as the news was airing, told police the suspect's vehicle was in front of his home on Shaw, and was told that police already talked to him," Ken told Montgomeryville-Lansdale Patch.
Video surveillance shows the Honda hitting James, throwing him several feet.
James' mom, Eva, rushes to help the boy. The driver of the Honda remains in the car for several seconds before pulling away.
"When I got hit by the car, my mom picked me up and I go to the doctor in the ambulance. A big, shiny one," James said.
Fox 29 reported James suffered minor injuries to his arm.
"I'm pissed," Eva Nichols told Fox 29. "I'm pissed off he didn't get out to ask how my son was before he drove off."
According to Fox 29, Lansdale Police know the suspect and will be making an arrest soon.
"There have been so many near misses over the past few years that something needs to change," Ken Nichols told Patch. "We have a petition on Change.org as well to try to get the speed limit lowered and speed bumps put in on Shaw."
You can sign that petition by clicking this link.