Last updated: March 16. 2013 6:19PM - 661 Views

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NANTICOKE ‚?? Police are searching for the driver of a vehicle that struck a 16-year-old boy and fled in the city Friday night.

Police said the teenage victim was riding a scooter near the intersection of Alden Road and West Union Street when he was reportedly struck by a vehicle at 10:05 p.m. A witness said the vehicle was driving at a high rate of speed when it struck the child and that the driver did not stop or brake, according to police.

The boy was transported by ambulance to Geisinger Wyoming Valley for medical treatment and was listed in stable condition at 1 a.m. Saturday, police said. Police did not release the victim‚??s name.

Police said the vehicle that struck the boy may be an older model four-door with front end damage and a broken headlight or turn signal.

Anyone with information regarding the accident is asked to contact Nanticoke police at 735-2200 or to call 911.
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