Police: Driver hits 8-year-old boy in Eau Claire, then flees - WQOW TV: Eau Claire, WI NEWS18 News, Weather, and Sports

Police: Driver hits 8-year-old boy in Eau Claire, then flees

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Eau Claire (WQOW) - An 8-year-old boy was seriously injured Saturday night when he was hit while riding a bicycle. Eau Claire police say the driver who hit him never stopped.  

Police say the boy was brought to Mayo Clinic in Eau Claire by family members around 9:00 Saturday night then rushed to a hospital in Rochester, MN.

The boy had been riding his bicycle in the 4100 block of Mary Place in Eau Claire. Police say they believe it happened between 8:30 and 8:45 p.m., the driver of the vehicle fled. Police do not have a description of a car or suspect to share at this time, but say they are actively looking for the person responsible. 

Police could not comment on the boy's current condition, but say he has head injuries. 

If you have information that can help police call 715-839-4972.  

You can also provide police with an anonymous tip by texting TIP411 (847411). 

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