Police Asking Public For Help Identifying Driver Who Struck 8 yo Boy

Police are asking the public for assistance to identify the driver of a Toyota Pickup who stuck and 8 year old boy as he was getting off the school bus today in Henry County Virginia.

Virginia State Police stated in a press release that an 8-year-old Henry County child is being treated for life-threatening injuries after being struck by a driver in Henry County Thursday afternoon (Sept. 23).

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The boy had just exited a Henry County Public School bus when he was struck by a white Toyota pickup truck that immediately fled the scene.

The crash occurred in the 8000 block of Route 57 at 3:23 p.m.

Anyone w/information on the vehicle or the driver is asked to call VSP at 1-800-542-5959 or email them at questions@vsp.virginia.gov.

The white Toyota pickup truck will have damage to its headlights.

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State police crash investigators are downloading video from the bus to help identify the Toyota.

The VSP Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Salem Field Office and VSP Salem Division Crash Reconstruction Team are assisting, Henry County Sheriff’s Office with the crash investigation.

The 8-year-old was flown to a hospital in North Carolina for treatment.

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