Police seek hit-and-run driver who struck boy on bike

Police seek hit-and-run driver who struck boy on bike

Investigators are looking for a driver who struck a boy who was riding his bike Wednesday afternoon, police said.

The Brodhead Police Department said a 15-year-old was at the intersection of 17th Street and West Fifth Avenue headed to the high school for a school event about 3:30 p.m.

While the boy was headed west on 17th Street, the rear of his bike was struck by a car headed south on West Fifth Avenue. The victim told police the driver of the car failed to stop for the stop sign, and after the collision, kept traveling south.

The teenager didn’t have a cellphone to call police, so he continued to the school and reported the incident to school officials. The boy was examined by Brodhead Ambulance for the injuries he received and released to a guardian.

The victim described the car as a two-door blue Monte Carlo. The driver was described as a white man, between 30 to 40 years old, with dark hair and a long beard. He was wearing a green baseball cap.

Police asked anyone with information regarding the incident to call the department at 608-897-2112 or text the Green County Crime Stoppers at “GREENTIP” plus the message to 274637.