Police: Child Struck Crossing Street to Catch School Bus

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AKRON, Ohio- The Akron Police Department is asking for your help to track down a hit-and-run driver.

Akron Police said an 11-year-old boy was struck by a vehicle on South Arlington Street between Baird Street and 7th Avenue around 7:00 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Police say the child appeared to have been crossing the roadway to catch the bus for school and was not within the marked crosswalk. 

The child was transported to Akron Children’s Hospital where he is listed in serious condition. 

The vehicle that struck the child was possibly a red pickup truck and was last seen going northbound on South Arlington Street.

The child’s book bag is missing. 

Anyone with information about the hit skip accident or the missing book bag is asked to contact the Akron Police Department.

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