7-year-old Injured in Odessa, TX, Hit-and-run Accident on 57th
Odessa, TX -- December 31, 2016, a 7-year-old boy was injured following an accident in which he was hit by a vehicle on 57th Street that fled the scene.
According to the Odessa Police Department, the incident occurred around 9:40 p.m. near the intersection of 57th Street and Kermit Avenue.
Their initial investigations reveal that the boy was playing with other people in the area setting off fireworks. As the boy was in the roadway, a four door vehicle drove through and struck the child onto the roadway. The vehicle then fled the scene of the accident.
Emergency services rushed to the scene and transported the boy to Medical Center Hospital in Lubbock. He was released several days after the accident.
Police did not release specific details about the vehicle except that it probably suffered damage to its front end in the accident.
Investigations are ongoing.
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