Girl, 7, Suffers Broken Leg; Boy, 11, Minor Injuries
DURHAM, Calif. (August 2, 2018) – Two children ages 7 and 11 years old were injured Tuesday night when they were struck by an SUV in a hit-and-run collision on Midway, according to Action News Now.
The driver in an SUV drifted off the roadway and struck the 11-year-old boy and his 7-year-old sister who were walking to the store on the east shoulder, just south of Campbell Street, according to the California Highway Patrol. The driver who was in a larger to mid-sized dark-colored SUV, possibly a Chevy Tahoe, kept going and didn’t stop to help the children. Police believe the vehicle will have right front end damage.
The collision took place just before 9 p.m. A passerby who saw what happened stopped to help the injured children and was able to contact their parents.
The children were taken to a hospital where the girl was treated for a broken leg and her brother for minor injuries.
Traffic Accident Investigation
At this time, police are searching for the suspect driver who fled the scene of this crash. As the investigation begins, police will seek to find out if there is any surveillance footage or witnesses who saw what happened.
We extend our heartfelt prayers to the children who were hurt.
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