Eleven-year-old boy injured by softballs thrown through car window

Posted at: 04/16/2013 5:13 PM
Updated at: 04/16/2013 5:55 PM
By: Amanda Ciavarri

Greece Police and a Rochester family are asking for your help to catch two people who they say threw softballs at a car and seriously hurt a young boy.

It happened on Latona Road near the 390 overpass. Police say two people threw softballs at a car then ran away.

Eleven-year-old Danny Santos now has a broken bone in his face and a swollen black eye. Santos is still in a lot of pain and may have to have surgery.

Police say it happened last Saturday. The family was going southbound on Latona Road in Greece and right before they went under the 390 overpass, two people threw softballs at their truck. One hit the side of the truck and the other hit the back passenger window. The ball smashed through the window and hit Danny.

Danny Santos said, “It happened so fast. I really don't remember that much. I remember it breaking through the glass, and I remember the hospital.”

Mary Santos said, “ As soon as he started screaming, 'My eye, my eye I can't see' I looked back, and I saw the blood. Luckily, I was able to stop without getting out of control and the driver behind me called 911 cause I was so nervous I had the phone in my hand and didn't even realize it.”

Police say the two people ran away down a nearby bike path. They are urging anyone with any information, no matter how small to call 911. They say this is a serious assault and the suspects would be facing felony charges.

Police do have leads, but they said they don't have much of a description on who the two people might be. So while they are tracking those leads down, they still are looking for more information.