10-Year-Old Injured in Hit and Run

The driver involved in the collision remains at large

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    Police are searching for a hit and run driver who struck and injured 10-year-old boy in Chula Vista on Thursday and then fled the scene.

    Lt. Fritz Arber with the Chula Vista Police Department told NBC 7 the collision happened around 3:30 p.m. in the 600 block of Oxford Street and Broadway as the boy was walking to a nearby park.

    Police say a driver behind the wheel of a lifted blue Jeep with large tires hit the child and may headed eastbound on Oxford Street or south on Broadway.

    According to dispatchers and officers, the boy was taken to Rady Children's Hospital with injuries. Lt. Arber says passers-by noticed the boy bleeding from the nose and mouth.

    Further information about the victim and his current condition was not immediately released.

    Chula Vista officials are at the scene investigating. Check back for updates. 

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