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Boy hit by car; driver drives away


Police are asking for help in locating the suspect vehicle and its driver

A 15-year-old boy was hit by a car in the crosswalk as he began to cross Highway 26 at Ruben Lane at about 2 p.m. Monday, April 1.

The youth told police he didn’t push the walk button because the signal already had stopped traffic and “no one should have been turning,” he told an officer, according to the police report.

The boy told police he was thrown up on the hood of the car by the force of the impact with the beige or tan four-door sedan, which was leaving a fast-food restaurant and entering the highway.

While he was lying on the roadway and trying to get up, the woman behind the wheel of the car drove away and never returned. The boy said he would recognize the woman if he sees her again and that a young girl was in the front seat with the woman.

“He told me he got up immediately,” the officer’s report stated, “and expected the car to pull over (so the driver could) talk to him, but (the car) left instead.”

Although shaken after the impact and fall to the roadway, with a couple of bruises and scrapes, the boy was able to walk from Ruben Lane to Bluff Road before police contacted him to ask about the incident.

As a part of the investigation, Police Chief Kim Yamashita checked for any surveillance cameras that might have captured the incident.

The officer photographed the boy’s injuries and attached those pictures to his report. He also gave the case number to the youth, and asked that he call if he remembered anything else.

If anyone has any information about the suspect or her vehicle, police are asking that they call and leave a message on the Sandy Police tip line, 503-489-2195.