Taste is being held in the Berkeley County Jail pending a bond hearing.
Ten-year-old Malachai Lewis was crossing the street to catch a school bus Wednesday morning when he was struck, according to his mom.
"I'm just lucky he is sitting here next to me right now," Patrice Wright says.
Lewis, who is in fourth grade, says he looked both ways before trying to cross Harbour Lake Drive.
"I started to cross the street and a black car came out of nowhere and it hit me on my left leg and I spun and I rolled close to the ditch," he says.
Wright says two women saw what happened.
One of them helped her son and the other went to her apartment to notify her about what happened.
"I just started crying because I didn't know what to expect, what to think. I just know my son was hit by a car," Wright says.
"I thought she was going to run over me, I was scared," Lewis says.
Wright says one of the witnesses told her the female driver who hit her son stopped and asked if her son was okay.
When the witness told her he was not okay, the driver took off.
"I just cried because my baby was hit and she left him in the street," Wright says. "She's heartless. I think she's heartless because she knew she hit a child and she kept on going."
Lewis agrees with his mom.
"I think she should have made sure I was all right instead of just leaving me there."
Wright says her son is hurting, but is thankful the outcome wasn't worse.
"He is in a lot of pain, but I'm thankful he is sitting here and he's able to feel that pain."
Wright says Lewis should be able to go back to school on Monday.
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