Durand 10-year-old injured in hit and run

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DURAND, Ill. (WTVO) — A 10-year-old boy from Durand was injured in a hit and run on Tuesday.

The 3rd grader was reportedly hit by a car on West South and Freemont Street, near Durand Elementary School, at about 3:18 p.m., according to Durand Police Chief Jeff Schelling. He believes that the car was going slow, between 5-10 piles per hour.

The 10-year-old was walking in the crosswalk on Freemont Street at West South when he saw the car, which was traveling northbound on Freemont, and started running. The car hit the boy, who flew into the air and landed on the grass. The driver fled the scene going north on Freemont Street. While the boy survived, he now has a big bruise on his leg.

Local police said that citizen tips helped find the driver. Schelling said that the suspect is a juvenile and is not being identified. There is no word on what charges they might face.

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