June 24, 2019 8:40 am
Updated: June 24, 2019 9:51 pm

North Edmonton hit and run sends teen to hospital with serious injuries

WATCH ABOVE: A teenager was seriously hurt in an incident overnight in the Kirkness area. Sarah Komadina has more.

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A teenager was taken to hospital with serious injuries after being hit by a vehicle early Monday morning in northeast Edmonton, police said.

Officers were called around 3:30 a.m. to reports of a collision in a school field near 30 Street and 151 Avenue in the Kirkness neighbourhood.

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It was reported to police that a group of five teenagers were being chased by a suspect vehicle in the field of Kirkness School, when one of the teens was hit.

The suspect vehicle then reportedly fled before police arrived at the park. Paramedics treated and transported the boy to hospital with serious injuries.

Police said they are searching for an older model red vehicle, which police said witnesses described as being driven by an indigenous man with tattoos on his face. Details on the type of vehicle weren’t available.

A section of the field was blocked off by police tape and officers could be seen investigating later Monday morning.

Police were seen investigating in the Kirkness School field near 30 Street and 151 Avenue in northeast Edmonton after a teenager was hit by a vehicle early Monday morning. June 24, 2019.

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Anyone with information about the hit-and-run, including the location of the suspect vehicle or driver, are asked to call Edmonton police. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online.

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