Video shows boy on bicycle struck by hit-and-run driver in Orange County


Soldiers are asking for help in locating a driver who they believe hit a 12-year-old child on his bike – and continued.

The crash happened Friday at the intersection of Avalon Park Boulevard and Auburn Cove Lane in Orange County.

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Florida Highway Patrol released surveillance video showing the incident.

The video clip, which is graphic, shows the boy being knocked off his bike after colliding with the car.

FHP said a witness described the car as a silver sedan but was unable to gather information about its license plate.

A neighbour’s home surveillance camera captured video of the crash, but was also unable to provide a clear image of the car tag.

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Soldiers determined that the sedan driver was traveling northbound on Avalon Park Boulevard and the cyclist was heading west along Auburn Cove Lane, when they collided at the intersection.

Watch video of the crash here:

Investigators noted that the child was not inside a marked crosswalk.

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In a press release issued by FHP, the boy’s injuries were described as “severe” but not life-threatening.

Investigators are asking anyone with information about the crash to call FHP at 407-737-2213 or Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS.

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