The Glastonbury Police Department is looking for the person responsible for hitting a 9-year-old riding a bicycle in broad daylight on Thursday.
The crash was reported in Griswold Street and Milestone Drive around 4 p.m.
"I was a little shaken. I've never seen anyone get hit by a car before," eyewitness Nancy Sponzo said. "Then to find out she just left."
Police said a tan-colored Chevrolet SUV with a Connecticut license plate was seen leaving the scene after a crash. It's a very residential neighborhood, but the traffic is non-stop.
"I kinda signaled for him to go and he started riding," Sponzo said. "I was following him with my eyes and the lady, who was stopped at the stop sign just ran right into him."
The bicyclist was hit while police said they were “crossing the street at the designated cross walk.” Sponzo said her first instinct was to run to the boy.
"His bike took the brunt of it, so that's good," Sponzo said. "He was shaken up."
When Sponzo said looked up to find the person who hit him, she was gone. Police said the driver of the SUV was described as a middle-aged woman with blond hair. The SUV, which police said has “minor damage on the driver's side front bumper or fender,” traveling westbound on Griswold Street.
Eyewitnesses said since the car came to a complete stop, the boy wasn't seriously injured and didn't need to go to the hospital.
"He's probably going to have a good bruise on his knee," Sponzo said.
Police said a strong solar glare is what drivers contend with and could have been a factor in this crash.
"To hit a child and not even stop to see if he's OK," Sponzo said. "That's just not right."
Anyone with any information about the crash is asked to call the Glastonbury Police Department at 860-633-8301.
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