Cops seek driver who hit 12-year-old with truck and kept going

MIAMI, Fla. – Miami police are searching for the driver of a pickup truck that was captured on video hitting a 12-year-old boy and just kept on driving.

Cops say the boy was playing in the street in the area of NW 14th Avenue and 42nd Street at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday when a 2000 black Ford F-150 traveling westbound on NW 42nd Street hit him.

The boy was transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital and remains in critical condition.

Police say the pickup is known to frequent a convenience store in the area of NW 17th Avenue and 42nd Street.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Miami Police’s traffic homicide office at (305) 603-6525. Those who wish to remain anonymous can contact Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-8477, visit www.crimestoppersmiami.com and select “Give a Tip” or send a text message to 274637.

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