Glendale FD: 12-year-old struck by car while riding bike; flown to Phoenix Children's Hospital

GLENDALE, AZ - Police are actively searching for the person responsible for hitting a 12-year-old boy riding his bike Tuesday night.

Glendale Fire Department spokesman Danny Senese said the accident happened around 7 p.m. near 43rd and Olive Avenues.

Police said the driver fled the scene. They believe the suspect was driving a silver 2010 (or newer) 4-door Chevy Impala or Buick LeSabre. They found a piece of the car at the scene which could help the investigation.

Police said the boy, who was not wearing a helmet, was flown to Phoenix Children's hospital with a concussion. He is expected to be OK. But after the accident neighbors rushed to help, fearing the worst.

"He'd gotten hit pretty bad, you could tell. Basically I looked at him, and his eyes were rolling in the back of his head and he was starting to move around, so that was a good sign. But I just told him, 'hey buddy, just lay there. Paramedics are on the way.' That's when I tried to call 911," said Corey Fritz.

If you have any information you can call the Glendale Police Department at 623-930-3000.

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