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Hit-And-Run Driver Slams Into 12-Year-Old Riding Bike

January 08, 2019 - 10:02 am

PONTIAC (WWJ) - Police are searching for a driver who fled the scene after striking a 12-year-old riding his bike, leaving the child in critical condition. 

The crash happened just after 4 p.m. Monday on Baldwin Avenue at Garner Street in Pontiac.

Police say the boy was attempting to ride his bike across Baldwin when he was struck by a 1996 Ford Econoline van, which was heading northbound. 

The driver failed to stop after the collision, according to police, and continued on Baldwin. Police were able to locate the van a short distance away on Pingree Street, but found no signs of the suspect. 
The child, who wasn't wearing a helmet, was taken to the hospital and last listed in critical condition. 

Anyone who knows the suspect or has any other information is asked to contact the Oakland County Sheriff's Office at 248-858-4950.