On October 6, 2013 at 5:49 P.M. Bismarck Police officers responded to the 200 block of N 25th Street concerning a report of a child being struck by a car and that the vehicle had fled from the scene. When officers arrived they discovered a seven year old male had been struck by a vehicle while attempting to cross the street. The vehicle was travelling South on 25th Street and did not stop after hitting the child. The vehicle is described as black with gold rims and tinted windows. The vehicle may not have a front license plate. There is no description of the driver. The victim did sustain non-life threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital.
This unfortunate incident should remind all motorists to drive with caution and always be on the lookout for pedestrians, especially young children. This should also serve as a reminder to parents to go over pedestrian rules with their children. Children should be taught to cross at a crosswalk whenever possible. They should look left, right and then left again, as well as over the shoulder for turning vehicles. If there is traffic, make sure that all cars have stopped before beginning to cross the street.
Anyone having information pertaining to this incident should call the Bismarck Police Department at 223-1212. Information may also be given anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 224-8477.