Police Seek Help Finding Hit-And-Run Driver

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - The Topeka Police Department is asking for assistance in finding the driver of a vehicle that hit a 12-year-old, then fled the scene.

The boy is in critical condition.

Police are looking for the driver of a green minivan who is described as a black man with long hair and in his 20s or 30s.

The accident happened around 5 pm Tuesday at Northeast Atchison and Twiss. Topeka Police say a boy was riding a scooter when he was hit by the minivan. They say the driver may not know he hit the child.

The child was taken by ambulance to a Topeka hospital with injuries initially considered minor. Further evaluation, however, revealed more serious issues and he was flown to Children's Mercy with serious injuries.

Anyone with information can call Sgt. Don O'Dell at 785-368-9487 and 785-368-9012.


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