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Police investigating after SUV struck a 14-year-old boy and drove away

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CEDAR RAPIDS — Police are investigating a hit-and-run incident after a 14-year-old boy was struck by a vehicle while riding his bicycle on Boyson Road NE.

According to the Cedar Rapids Police Department, officers responded to Mercy Medical Center just before 6 p.m. Monday where they met with the boy and his father.

Police said the boy indicated he was riding his bicycle on the sidewalk eastbound on Boyson Road NE when he came to an intersection at Brentwood Drive NE.

As he neared the intersection, the boy said he saw a “medium-sized black SUV,” possibly driven by a white female with blond hair, stop at the stop sign on Brentwood Drive NE.

The boy said he then rode his bike into the intersection, crossing Brentwood Drive NE on Boyson Road NE, when the black SUV drove forward, hitting him and the bicycle.

The child told police, he was hit by the center of the vehicle’s bumper and grill, causing him to tumble up onto the vehicle’s hood before being thrown forward on to the ground.

Police said the boy stated the female then backed the SUV up from the impact point and, while he gathered up his items, the SUV drove away, heading eastbound on Boyson Road. NE.

Officials said the incident occurred between 5:10 and 5:20 p.m. on Monday.

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Police said the victim indicated there may have been witnesses traveling in the few other cars that were in the area at the time, but he was only able to give a description of the SUV that struck him.

Police did not release any information as to whether the boy was injured or to what extent.

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