12-year-old boy hit by vehicle in Merced, police searching for driver

The 12-year-old was taken to a nearby hospital with an injured ankle.
MERCED, Calif. (KFSN) -- Police are searching for a runaway driver who hit a 12-year-old boy in Merced on Saturday evening.

Investigators say the boy was crossing the street with a group of kids just before 6 pm near R and 19th Streets when a white Honda Accord hit him.

The driver did not stop.

The 12-year-old was taken to a nearby hospital with an injured ankle.

Police say it was foggy at the time of the crash.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Merced Police Department.

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