Police search for hit-and-run suspect that injured Denver 12-year-old student

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Emergency crews tend to an injured 12-year-old after a hit-and-run accident near Lake Middle School on Jan. 17, 2013.

Emergency crews tend to an injured 12-year-old after a hit-and-run accident near Lake Middle School on Jan. 17, 2013.

DENVER — A 12-year-old student at a Denver middle school was struck and injured by a hit-and-run driver who fled the scene. Police were still looking for the driver as of 8 a.m.

Denver police confirmed the hit-and-run look place just before 7:25 a.m. near Lake Middle School at 1820 Lowell Boulevard, and said they are looking for the driver, who may have been operating a truck.

Police could not confirm the extent of the boy’s injuries as of 8 a.m., but scanner traffic indicated he had road rash to the face and legs.

There were road closures in the area as of 8 a.m.

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