Thursday, January 21, 2010

Hit and Run suspect caught on cell phone camera

Update on 1/22/'10: Henderson Police have identified the suspect.

This is a news release sent to Crime Tracker 3 from the Henderson (NV) Police Department:

Henderson, Nev. – The Henderson Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance for information in connection with a hit-and-run accident last week where a pedestrian was struck. A picture of the driver was captured by a witness with a cell phone.

A 15-year-old boy was riding a skateboard on Fir Street about 4:20 p.m., Jan. 12, on the left side of the roadway. He saw a car turn onto Fir Street from Center Street so he moved to the curb. The driver of the car then struck the boy and drove off. The boy was taken to an area hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Another teen nearby heard the accident and turned around to see the boy on the ground and the car stopped next to him. The teen took a picture of the car’s windshield with his cellular phone. The picture shows the damage to the windshield where the 15-year-old boy was stuck and the driver. Another witness said the car was a green or teal colored Nissan Altima.

The driver of the vehicle fled the scene of the accident, did not render any assistance to the victim and did not call 911. A passerby called 911.

Anyone who has information about the identity of the driver of the car is asked to contact the Henderson Police Department at 267-5099. Anyone who wishes to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 385-5555. You may be eligible for a cash reward.

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