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Child seriously injured in 4th of July hit-and-run

Police said the suspect vehicle involved in a hit-and-run on July 4, 2014 was described as a crossover type of SUV, like the ones pictured above. (Photo: DPD)

Police said the suspect vehicle involved in a hit-and-run on July 4, 2014 was described as a crossover type of SUV, like the ones pictured above. (Photo: DPD)

DENVER — A child was seriously injured in a vehicle versus pedestrian hit-and-run Friday night.

At about 9:45 p.m. Friday, a child was struck by a small black SUV traveling eastbound near the intersection of W. 23rd Avenue and N. Decatur Street, according to a crime alert released by the Denver Police Department.

The child was with his family attending a fireworks show in the area when the incident happened, police said.

The SUV fled the area of the accident and was last seen traveling eastbound on W. 23rd Avenue past Clay Street.

Witnesses described the suspect vehicle as a crossover-type SUV, similar to a Nissan Murano or GMC Terrain. It had a white sticker on the rear windshield similar to the one in the picture above.

In a tweet, DPD said the victim sustained a broken bone.

Police asked for anyone with information regarding the accident to contact the Denver Police Department Traffic Investigations Bureau at 720-337-1000 or Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867).