The family of a Providence hit-and-run victim seeks answers

Aroldo Velasquez, Photo: Luis Ruiz

Family members of a hit and run victim are desperate for answers and now they're asking people with information to speak up.

Relatives of 46-year-old Aroldo Velasquez tell NBC 10 he's listed in critical condition at Rhode Island Hospital nearly a month

after a driver hit him. Velasquez was injured at around 1 a.m. Saturday, June 24.

"He has injuries in his spinal cord. It's possible he's going to be paralyzed from the neck down," said Luis Ruiz, the victim's brother-in-law.

Providence Police said the hit and run happened outside of Bukana's Sports Bar which is located on Plainfield Street.

Investigators are trying to track down a blue Honda CRV they believe might have been involved.

Police said witnesses told them Velasquez was hit after some sort of altercation.

Family members claim a bouncer punched Velasquez in the area of a door that sits off of a dead end street on the side of the bar.

According to relatives, Velasquez was knocked to the ground and moments later was run over.

The family tells NBC 10 Velasquez is a caretaker for his son with a developmental disability.

"Now he's asking questions because he misses his father a lot," said Ruiz.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Providence police.

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