Parma police look for driver who hit little boy on bike

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PARMA, Ohio (WJW) – Police in Parma are investigating a hit-skip crash in which a driver hit a 9-year-old boy on his bicycle.

It happened around 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday in the 4700 block of Sheraton Road.

The boy was seriously injured and taken to the hospital. The child’s mother tells the FOX 8 I-Team her son suffered injuries to his wrist and his leg.

He is now home recovering but must go back to the doctor later this week.

“The neighbor heard that he was screaming for help and ran out of the house to help him,” the mother told FOX 8.

She also told 911 that the neighbor got a description of the car and the license plate.

She is very grateful for the neighbor and others who did what they could to help her son.

There were multiple witnesses to the accident that identified the vehicle as a 2008 Ford Escape.

The vehicle was found Wednesday morning at Ries Ice Rink.

The car is being processed for evidence.

Police are asking for tips at 440-887-7340.

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