Francisco Casillas Jr., 11, is alive because his father pushed him out the way when a car plowed into their home Sunday.
It happened near East 17th Avenue and Peoria Street.
The family was outside when the car jumped the curb and careened into their front yard. Francisco Casillas Sr. pushed his family out of the way, including his son who was sideswiped by the car.
Casillas says he never thought twice about putting himself in harm's way.
"About myself, I don't care. I care about them," Casillas Sr. said through a translator. "I don't want my child to suffer. I would rather suffer than him."
"I don't even remember the beginning when the car just came in," Francisco Casillas, Jr. said. "I thought it was just a dream or something."
Francisco Jr. says he has pain in his hip, cuts on his knees, and scratches on his back, side, and arms. He did miss school Monday, but is doing well.
Aurora police issued a careless driving citation to the woman driving the car. They do not suspect she was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
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