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8-year-old boy injured after being struck by a hit-and-run driver traveling in the opposite direction on a one-way street in Indianapolis



Indianapolis, Indiana – Authorities appealed to the public for assistance in locating a hit-and-run driver who struck an 8-year-old boy on the southeast side of Indianapolis.

The incident where the 8-year-old boy was struck in the 1100 block of St. Paul Street, which is a residential neighborhood near S. Keystone Avenue and Prospect Street, on Tuesday at around 4:20 p.m. was caught on the boy’s family’s surveillance camera.

The video shows the 8-year-old boy picking up a basketball and running from his porch onto St. Paul Street when a dark-colored GMC SUV traveling at an apparent high rate of speed in the opposite direction on a roadway that is designated as a one-way street hits him.

After striking the boy, the vehicle stops for a second and shortly after speeds away from the scene. According to reports, the boy fortunately did not suffer any significant injuries and only had a fractured rib as a result.

At the time this article was published, no arrests had been made in connection with the incident. Anyone who recognizes the suspect or the vehicle is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (317) 262-TIPS.

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