Bicyclist injured in hit-and-run accident

Bicyclist injured in hit-and-run accident

URBANA — Urbana police are investigating a hit-and-run accident Friday afternoon in downtown Urbana.

According to police, a 14-year-old boy was riding his bicycle in the 200 block of North Vine Street, Urbana, when the back tire of his bike was clipped by a car that was leaving a parking lot at 3:58 p.m. Friday.

The car, described as a white four-door sedan with an Illinois temporary registration permit, drove away south on Vine Street and was last seen headed east on Main Street.

Police said the boy scraped his knee, had bumps and bruises and might have injured or broken his wrist. The boy was taken to a local hospital to have his wrist examined.

The description of the driver was incomplete.

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sweet caroline wrote on May 17, 2013 at 7:05 pm

Doesn't an Illinois temporary registration have a number on it, though?  Or would it be too small to see?  This is terrible.  The poor kid.  Thank goodness he wasn't hurt even worse.  Shame on the driver who took off.  What kind of person would drive away after hitting someone, even if they did just "clip" the child's bike.  Unless the driver didn't realize what had happened.

ROB McCOLLEY wrote on May 17, 2013 at 8:05 pm
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Depends on how many beers you've had at the ole tavern. Also how many previous convictions. Also what you've got open on the passenger seat.

sweet caroline wrote on May 18, 2013 at 1:05 pm

Yeah.  You're right, Rob.

Watching Urbana wrote on May 17, 2013 at 8:05 pm

The 200 block of North Vine has three parking lot driveways--Schnucks, The Corkscrew, and Save-a-lot. Perhaps the security cameras at Schnucks and the Jail were able to catch something and the cameras at the Schnucks gas station of the car east bound on Main. I'm sure this has been thought of and already done by the police.