An 11-year-old boy was struck by a vehicle while crossing the street on Boones Ferry Road at Kruse Way yesterday evening.
Just before 5:15 p.m., the child was crossing the road inside a crosswalk with the walk signal on when a newer dark brown, four-door Mini Clubman with a roof rack turned right onto westbound Kruse Way from Southbound Boones Ferry Road.
According to Lake Oswego Police Department's press release sent out today, the driver honked and slammed on the breaks right as the child tried jumping out of the way.
"He was able to jump back far enough so that he was no longer directly in front of the vehicle, but his foot was run over and he ended up partially on the hood," the press release read, stating that the driver slowed then immediately sped off westbound on Kruse Way. "A witness called the police and rendered aid to the child until Lake Oswego Fire and Police personnel arrived. This witness also confirmed that the child, in fact, had the 'Walk' signal when he started to cross the road in the crosswalk."
The child suffered no major injuries, and was taken to a nearby Urgent Care by his parents with just minor bruising and scratches according to police.
As of March 16, the LOPD has received tips they are following up on, but no arrest has been made.
The LOPD encourages anyone with information on the whereabouts of the vehicle or driver to call 503-635-0238.
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