Pima County Sheriff's Department, volunteers surprise Tucson boy with new bike after hit-and-run

TUCSON, AZ - Pima County Sheriff's Department officials and volunteers donated a new bicycle and helmet to a young boy who was the victim of a hit-and-run accident in early April.

According to a press release , the 8-year-old boy was hit by a vehicle while he was riding his bicycle across a street. The helmet he was wearing at the time of the accident likely saved his life.

Sheriff's Auxiliary Volunteers, the Pima County Department of Transportation and Chief Deputy Chris Nanos gave the boy, Rene, his new bike at the Sporting Chance Center in Tucson.

As another special surprise, the volunteers also bought each of Rene's siblings a new bike.

The accident Rene was involved in occurred the evening of April 3.

According to a Pima County, the boy was riding his bike responsibly. He had reportedly been riding with an adult and crossing legally at a crosswalk when he was hit.

The suspect of the hit-and-run has yet to be caught. It is believed the suspect was driving a white sedan.

Anyone with information about the suspect should call 911 or 88-CRIME.

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