Boy hospitalized after hit-and-run in Schererville

2013-07-11T10:35:00Z 2013-07-12T10:04:03Z Boy hospitalized after hit-and-run in ScherervilleChas Reilly chas.reilly@nwi.com, (219) 662-5324 nwitimes.com

SCHERERVILLE | Police are seeking information about a hit-and-run crash that sent a 9-year-old boy to the hospital.

While riding a bicycle, the boy was struck by a vehicle about 5 p.m. Wednesday near 81st Place and Westwood Court, Schererville police said.

A witness told police the female driver exited her vehicle following the crash and spoke with the boy and his friend. The witness also reported the driver retrieved a portion or all of the front bumper, placed it into her vehicle and drove south on Burr Street.

Police said the boy was taken to Methodist Hospitals Southlake Campus, but information regarding the severity of his injuries wasn't immediately available.

The vehicle involved in the crash has been described as an older model minivan. Witnesses reported the vehicle was blue, green or black.

A person at the scene didn't see a front plate on the vehicle and indicated the back plate was blue, police said.

Investigators recovered a portion of a license plate bracket and a screw at the scene, but it isn't certain if it belonged to the suspect's vehicle.

The driver of the van has been described as a white or Hispanic female with dark hair. She was wearing a tank top and shorts.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact the Schererville Police Department at (219) 322-5000.

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