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JPD seeks information on hit-and-run

Posted: Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Juneau Police Department is asking for help from the community for information in a collision between a motor vehicle and a pedestrian Thursday morning.

According to a press release from the Juneau Police Department, a 13-year old boy was crossing a marked crosswalk with his bicycle at the intersection of Rivercourt Way and Riverside Drive, across from Rotary Park in the Mendenhall Valley. The boy had been crossing from the park side of the street to the side adjacent to Thunder Mountain High School. The boy said that as he was still in the crosswalk, the rear tire of his bicycle was struck by a pickup, which was on Riverside Drive. The collision caused his bike to fall, possibly causing the injury to his left leg. The juvenile described he pickup as being yellow with a black stripe along the tailgate.

There also was a sticker with a caricature of a person in the act of urinating. The sticker was pasted on the upper right hand corner of the rear window of the truck.

The truck did not stop and continued driving.

The boy sustained minor injuries and the bicycle was damaged. He was able to walk to his mother's place of employment where he was then taken for medical treatment.

If anyone has information concerning the identity of this vehicle, that are encouraged to call the Juneau Police Department at 586-0600 or Crime Line at 586-4243.



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