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Boy, 13, seriously hurt in Aurora hit-and-run

Aurora police are searching for a driver who fled after hitting and seriously injuring 13-year-old boy as he tried to cross the street Wednesday evening in the western suburb.

The boy was trying to cross Talma Street at 5th Avenue about 5 p.m. when the Nissan Pathfinder hit him, police spokesman Dan Ferrelli said.

He was left with serious head trauma, but the driver continued eastbound on 5th Avenue and fled onto northbound Jackson Street, Ferrelli said.

Paramedics took the boy to Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora, where he was then airlifted to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, police said.

Witnesses described the Nissan as a dark-colored vehicle, and said the person driving may have been a Hispanic female, police said.

Aurora Area Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $5,000 for tips leading to an arrest, the release said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Aurora police at (630) 256-5330 or Crime Stoppers at (630) 892-1000.

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