Boise police seek suspect in hit and run involving cyclist

sdeter@idahostatesman.comJuly 18, 2013 

Boise police on Thursday afternoon were seeking a suspect in a hit and run that sent a teenage cyclist to the hospital.

Here's what happened, according to Boise police spokeswoman Lynn Hightower:

• A little after 2 p.m., a 15-year-old-boy was riding his bike on a sidewalk northbound on Cole Road near its intersection with Lemhi Street.

• A vehicle going eastbound on Lemhi stopped at first, then proceeded into the intersection.

• The boy ran into the vehicle.

• The driver took off.

Who had the right of way was being investigated. However, the driver left the scene of an injury accident - so it's being treated as a hit and run.

Luckily, the boy was not seriously hurt, according to Hightower. He was transported to a local hospital with bumps, abrasions and a cut on his chin.

And he won't be without his bike - it sustained only minor damage, too.

Police were looking for a white, four-door SUV with an older male driver behind the wheel. It may have sustained damage to the passenger-side rear door.

If you have any information that might help police find the vehicle and suspect, call Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS.

Sean Deter: 377-6450; Twitter: IDS_Deter

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