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No Charges Filed in Hit and Run, Child Treated and Released

By Potomac Local News November 8, 2013 1:00 pm

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MANASSAS, Va. – Several factors led to a hit and run in Manassas that sent a child to a hospital, police said.

Because the case is so complex, no charges were filed against the driver and the child has since been treated and released.

Here’s more in a press release from Prince William police:

Hit & Run | Fly Out *DRIVER IDENTIFIED – On November 6th, investigators from the Crash Investigation Unit identified the driver involved in the hit & run which was reported to have occurred in the 8200 block of Rainwater Cir in Manassas on November 5th. Investigators learned that due to several factors, the driver of the vehicle was unaware that he had struck the child. The vehicle’s size, the child’s size, time of day, and what the child was wearing at the time of the crash were considered. After consultation with the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, charges will not be placed in this crash. The child has since been treated and released from the hospital.

Identified:

The driver of the vehicle was identified as a 70 year old man of Manassas Park

Hit & Run | Fly Out [Previously Released] – On November 5th at 6:43PM, investigators from the Crash Investigation Unit responded to the 8200 block of Rainwater Cir in Manassas (20111) to investigate a hit and run crash. The investigation revealed that the victim, a 5 year old boy, had just been taken out of a vehicle by his mother when he saw another family member across the street. At that point, the victim ran out into the street and crossed paths with the driver of a van. The van struck the victim before fleeing the area. The victim was flown to an area hospital where he is expected to make a full recovery. The driver of the van was not seen by the victim or any witnesses.

Suspect Vehicle:

A white Ford E350 series commercial style van with a sliding door on the passenger side, a dent on the front left bumper, and a ladder rack on top

 

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