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Driver wanted after Alliance boy hit crossing street

Alliance Police say the boy was hit crossing the street in the 700 block of East State Street. (Source: Google Maps) Alliance Police say the boy was hit crossing the street in the 700 block of East State Street. (Source: Google Maps)
Police are searching for the driver after he or she fled the scene. (Source: Kevin Hickman) Police are searching for the driver after he or she fled the scene. (Source: Kevin Hickman)
The community has come together in support of the boy. (Source: WOIO) The community has come together in support of the boy. (Source: WOIO)
Anyone with more information can call Alliance Police at (330) 821-9140. (Source: Kevin Hickman) Anyone with more information can call Alliance Police at (330) 821-9140. (Source: Kevin Hickman)
ALLIANCE, OH (WOIO) -

Alliance Police are trying to find the driver who hit an 11-year-old boy crossing the street on Tuesday evening.  

Around 6:25 p.m., police say J.J. Morris was crossing East State Street in the 700 block when he was struck by a silver sedan. The vehicle dragged the boy's bike more than 100 feet before fleeing the scene without stopping to help. The vehicle then continued eastbound on East State Street.

Police say a manager at the nearby McDonalds called 911. 

J.J. was transported by EMS to Mercy Medical Center and then flown to Akron Children's Hospital. His mother says he has a broken shoulder, leg, foot, open wounds, missing teeth and road rash. He has been in surgery since the hit-and-run.

Alliance Police are investigating and following several leads. 

"We obviously want to find this driver. Who would leave a child injured?" said Sgt. Michael Yarian.

Police are looking for a silver vehicle with front-end damage. The driver could face criminal charges.

Anyone with more information on the hit-skip is urged to call the Alliance Police Department at (330) 821-9140. 

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