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10-year-old boy injured in Cleveland Heights hit-skip

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Posted at 11:11 AM, Nov 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-25 11:11:56-05

Cleveland police are searching for the driver of a vehicle who is accused of hitting a 10-year-old boy Wednesday night and leaving the scene. 

Police were called to 2270 Lee Road for a report of a pedestrian hit by a vehicle. Upon officers' arrival, they found the boy being treated by emergency crews. The boy suffered injuries to his head and leg areas. He was taken to a local hospital to be treated for his injuries. The boy was listed in stable condition.

An early investigation revealed, the 10-year-old and his 12-year-old brother were crossing Lee Road in a crosswalk when a vehicle hit the youngest boy. The driver of the vehicle did not stop after the incident. 

Police are searching for the vehicle and driver involved in the hit-skip. The vehicle is described as an older model dark red Chrysler PT Cruiser, possibly missing the front driver’s side hubcap. The vehicle will likely have some front end damage. 

Anyone with information should call police at (216) 321-1234 or the tip line at (216) 291-5010