UPDATE 9/2: Police said Tuesday they believe the vehicle involved was a Nissan Quest of Honda Passport with front bumper damage. They said the bike got caught under the vehicle and was dragged 1,000 feet before it stopped.
Police canvassed businesses in the area for surveillance footage and they are reviewing some of that video as part of their investigation.
The teen is listed in serious condition, police spokeswoman Holly McPherson told WVEC.com.
The bike Newport News police say a 14 yr old boy was riding Friday night when he was struck by a hit and run driver. pic.twitter.com/J9X9Sp3B1y— Velma Scaife 13News (@13VelmaScaife) September 2, 2014
NEWPORT NEWS -- Police are searching for a driver after a hit-and-run crash left a teenager seriously injured.
Officers responded to the the area of Jefferson Avenue and Bellwood Road just after 10 p.m. Friday night in regards to calls about a child hit by a mini-van.
They located a 14-year-old boy suffering from a potentially life-treatening head injury. An initial investigation determined that two teens were riding bicycles, traveling south on Jefferson Avenue, when a maroon mini- van hit one of the teens.
The van apparently dragged the bicycle for a short distance before the driver stopped and got out of the vehicle. The driver then freed the bicycle from the van and then drove away from the scene.
Police advised that the area where the crash occurred is poorly lit.
A description of the suspect has not been released.
The teen that was injured is considered to be stable.
Crash investigators are asking that anyone with information that could assist in locating the suspect or the suspect's vehicle to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.