Lake Oswego Police need helping identifying the suspect vehicle in a hit and run.
It happened Tuesday, March 10 at approximately 5:12 p.m. An 11-year-old boy was struck by a vehicle while using the crosswalk on Boones Ferry Road at Kruse Way, in Lake Oswego. After striking the child, the driver slowed down and then sped away without stopping to check on the welfare of the child, who suffered minor bruising and scratches.
The child was crossing Kruse Way in the crosswalk at Boones Ferry Road, using the walk signal, when a brown Mini Clubman began to turn right onto westbound Kruse Way from southbound Boones Ferry Road.
The child saw the vehicle was about to hit him, so he tried to jump out of the way. He was able to jump back far enough so that he was no longer directly in front of the vehicle, but his foot was run over and he ended up partially on the hood. Just before the vehicle struck him, the driver honked the horn and hit the brakes. The vehicle slowed down as the child managed to move himself away from it, but then it sped away westbound on Kruse Way.
A witness called the police and rendered aid to the child until Lake Oswego Fire and Police personnel arrived. This witness also confirmed that the child, in fact, had the "Walk" signal when he started to cross the road in the crosswalk. The child's parents took him to a nearby urgent care where he was treated and released.
The suspect vehicle was described as a newer dark brown 4-door Mini Clubman with a roof rack.
Anyone with information as to the identification of the vehicle or driver is asked to call the Lake Oswego Police Department at (503) 635-0238.