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Posted at 10:47 PM ET, 05/18/2010

Youth struck by hit-and-run driver in D.C.

By Erica Johnston

A youth was struck by a hit and run driver Tuesday night on a Northeast Washington street, D.C. police said.

Authorities did not identify the age or gender of the victim, but said a juvenile was struck by a car in the 4600 block of Kane Place about 9:30, said Officer Paul Metcalf, a spokesman.

The youth was taken to a hospital after being found conscious and breathing, Metcalf said. No other details could be immediately learned.

-- Clarence Williams

By Erica Johnston  | May 18, 2010; 10:47 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC  
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Comments

I'm guessing here, but I believe those that hit and run are either 1) unlicenced, or 2) uninsured. Punishment needs to be made severe. Leaving an injured person in the street is unacceptable.

Posted by: jckdoors | May 19, 2010 8:29 AM | Report abuse

I would say that their both unlicensed and unisured. Jail time and revoke any chances of getting another license.

Posted by: rlee4033 | May 19, 2010 10:10 AM | Report abuse

Maybe they are running because they don't want to be killed by a mob that won't believe it was an accident or caused by the pedestrian.

Posted by: ObservantOne | May 19, 2010 6:04 PM | Report abuse

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