SOMERVILLE, MA – A 9-year-old boy walking his dog was struck by a driver who then fled the scene of the accident in Somerville yesterday morning, according to Boston 25 News.
The crash occurred near the intersection of Walnut Street and Broadway at about 8 a.m., as the fourth-grader from Somerville was walking in a crosswalk near his home.
He was struck by the driver of a gold vehicle and was knocked to the ground by the impact.
The boy sustained minor injuries but is expected to be okay. According to the victim’s mother, he is sore, but no major injuries were discovered during hospital scans.
The crash frightened the dog, named Snuggles, causing her to run away. She was missing for several hours, until the victim’s sister reached out to the community on Facebook. A neighbor then discovered the dog, which had suffered minor injuries, and returned her to her family.
The accident remains under investigation at this time. Police are searching for the driver, and asking those with any information about the crash to contact them at 617-625-1600, extension 7248.
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