Boy, 6, hit by dirt bike, upgraded to serious condition

Driver flees scene of accident in Brooklyn

April 26, 2012|By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun

A young boy is suffering from massive head and face trauma after being struck Wednesday night by a dirt bike in Brooklyn, police said. The 6-year-old remains at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where his condition has been upgraded from critical to serious, police said.

Around 6:30 p.m., the boy was standing in a field along the 4200 block of 10th St. when he was hit, according to a statement from Detective Jeremy Silbert, a spokesman for the Baltimore Police Department.

The driver stopped briefly after hitting the boy but then fled, he said.

The bike was red and black and had a two-digit number on the side, Silbert said. The driver was described to police as a black man in his early 20s, who was wearing a sky blue shirt and had braided hair, he said.

Detectives are investigating the incident, Silbert said.

Anyone with information about the crash should police at 410-396-2606.

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