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Driver found in hit and run accident that injured a child

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Posted at 11:51 AM, Oct 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-07 15:28:38-04

UPDATE: Driver of the hit and run accident involving a child on a bicycle has been located according to the Green Bay Police Department. 30 year old man charged with Hit and Run-Causing Injury.

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Green Bay police are searching for the driver of a silver four door sedan after a hit and run accident involving a child Friday morning. According to a news release, the incident happened on N. Military Avenue and Dousman Street just after 8:00 AM.

Pictures taken from a nearby business shows the car hitting the child. Police say the child continued on his way to school and received medical attention for minor injuries.

 

Read the statement from the Green Bay Police Department:

On Friday October 7, 2016 at 8:03 am officers were dispatched to a car vs. pedestrian accident at the intersection of N. Military Ave. and Dousman St. Initial information was that this was a hit and run accident involving a car that struck a child on a bike. The car left the area northbound on N. Military Ave. without stopping. The child on the bike then continued eastbound toward school where he was treated for minor injuries. 

 
The driver who struck the child left northbound on N. Military Ave. and made no attempts to check on the child and at this point has not contacted the police. The run vehicle is a newer model silver four door sedan. Witnesses were not able to obtain a license plate. During the course of the investigation officers located video footage from cameras belonging to a local business.
 
The video captures the entire incident. It appears from the video that the child attempted to cross the intersection while the light for northbound traffic for N. Military Ave. had turned green. It also appears that the run driver’s vision might have been obscured by a school bus stopped next to it. The video shows however, that the vehicle struck the child and made no attempt to stop and check the child’s welfare afterward.
 
The Green Bay Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in this accident investigation.  If anybody recognizes the run vehicle please contact the Green Bay Police Department at 448-3200.
 
We would further ask that if the run driver sees this news release that they contact the police department so officers can interview them about the accident. The department would ask that parents take time to educate their children on how to be safe crossing intersections and ask that drivers be observant at intersections, especially at times of the day where children are going to and coming from school.