'I want him in jail.' West Babylon family seeks upgraded charges after child was hit by speeding motorcyclist
A West Babylon mother is calling for upgraded charges after her 11-year-old son was hit by a speeding motorcyclist.
Police say Dillon Besser, 19, was speeding on his Yamaha motor bike down Bond Street when he hit Adrian McCall Sunday.
McCall was playing basketball at the time he was hit and is now recovering from a concussion, scrapes and bruises.
McCall says Besser started popping wheelies next to him, came around and hit him.
"Once I went in the air and I fell down, I don't remember anything after that," McCall says.
His mother, Kirsy Collado, says neighbors have been complaining about the motorcyclist and his reckless driving for several years.
Suffolk County police charged Besser with reckless endangerment, but Collado says that charge needs to be upgraded.
"He needs to be charged with endangering the life of my son," Collado says. "By the grace of God and a lot of praying people, my son is still here today, but probably shouldn't be sitting here."
Luis Mendez, a family friend and civil rights advocate, says police are not taking the incident seriously enough and that race is involved in how police responded.
"We have to beg for charges to be brought," Mendez says.
Meanwhile, the incident has also left McCall physically and emotionally scarred.
"I want him in jail, and I never want to see that bike again," McCall says. "I never want to see him again."
The Suffolk County Police Department released a statement, saying in part, "The responding officer issued Besser vehicle and traffic violations and impounded his motorcycle. The following day, the mother of the child provided video of the crash to the First Precinct and less than three hours later, Besser was issued a Field Appearance Ticket for Reckless Endangerment 2nd Degree."