Hit-and-run injures Battle Ground teen walking to school; driver sought

BATTLE GROUND, Wash. – Police are asking for the public’s help with finding a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run Thursday morning in Battle Ground.

A 14-year-old boy, who had missed the bus and was walking to school, was near the 2100 block of Eaton Avenue when he was hit between 7-7:15 a.m., according to city officials.

The collision threw the teen into the air and he landed in tall grass on the north side of the road, officials said. He managed to get up and make his way to the intersection of Southeast Commerce Avenue and 13th Street, where he was able to flag down a driver who called 911.

The boy was taken to a hospital by ambulance with a broken ankle and dislocated elbow, officials said.

The teen told police the vehicle that hit him was a brown or gray SUV. Officials said it likely has damage to the front, passenger side fender and the passenger mirror.

Anyone with information about the hit-and-run is asked to contact Sgt. Chris Crouch at 360-342-5256 or at chris.crouch@cityofbg.org.

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