Authorities seek driver in hit-and-run of teen
Washington Township — A 15-year-old jogger suffered multiple injuries Wednesday after a pickup “quickly” swerved, struck him and fled the scene, according to the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office.
The boy was hit from behind around 7 p.m. while running along the shoulder of northbound Mound Road just south of 31 Mile, officials said. When sheriff’s deputies arrived, they found the teen being treated by the Washington Township Fire Department for a broken leg and other injuries.
He could not provide officials with a description of the vehicle, according to the sheriff’s office.
An eyewitness who stopped at the scene told deputies she was following the pickup when it “quickly” swerved to the right, striking something.
“She said that she saw something fly up into the air,” officials said. “She told deputies that the truck continued on as though nothing had happened.”
The eyewitness immediately stopped after realizing a person had been hit, officials said.
The child was transported to a local hospital where he underwent surgery for a broken leg and other injuries. He was able to talk with deputies at the scene and later at the hospital, officials said.
The hit-and-run vehicle is described by the witness as an “older” pickup, possibly a Ford. The vehicle may have “off road” type lights on its roof. There was no topper on the truck, according to the witness, who was unable to provide the vehicle’s color or license plate.
There was no description available of the vehicle’s driver.
Evidence technicians recovered some vehicle parts from the scene, officials said. Detectives plan to use the parts to help identify the vehicle.
Anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or anyone who might have information about the vehicle or its driver, is asked to call the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office at (586) 307-9412.