The Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a hit-and-run involving a child that happened Tuesday night.
Judy Jackson, Sheriff’s Department spokesperson, says that deputies responded to the call at 10 p.m. According to the report, two boys were riding their bicycles home when one of them, a 13-year-old, was struck by a gold-colored, four-door vehicle, possibly a Honda.
The child’s uninjured friend reportedly told investigators that the incident happened while the pair was traveling south on South Aspen Road. As they were turning west onto Brush Creek, he said that the unknown vehicle struck his friend’s bike.
The father of the uninjured child reportedly told deputies that he was following the boys home. While the man saw the gold-colored vehicle leaving the scene, he did not see the incident. Jackson says that deputies searched the area, but were unable to find any vehicles matching the description.
The injured boy was taken to Columbus Regional Hospital with scrapes and scratches, said Jackson. She also noted that he suffered a small cut above the ear.
If you have any information about this vehicle, or driver, please call the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office at (812) 379-1650. Authorities stress that tips and information can be left anonymously.