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Car Involved in Hit-and-Run That Hurt Child in Dorchester Found, Police Say

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A car involved in a hit-and-run crash that injured a child Wednesday morning in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood has been found, police say.

The crash occurred shortly before 7:30 a.m. on Columbia Road near the intersection with Intervale Street. Witnesses said the child, who attends school just up the street, was crossing Columbia Road when he was hit. He was with his older cousin and sister at the time.

Police said Wednesday night that the car they were looking for had been identified and located. They did not say whether its driver had been found.

Detectives in Boston have located the car in a hit-and-run investigation in Dorchester, but are yet to find the driver.

People who were in the area at the time of the crash rushed in to help.

"I was the one who took him out from over there -- there is blood all over me," said Nicole Montaque. "When the car hit him, he was pinned underneath. I jumped down there flat on my stomach and helped him out."

She said the boy was around 10 years old. He was taken to an area hospital where he is in stable condition.

The Boston Police Department is searching for a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run crash that left a child injured in Dorchester.

"He was pinned underneath this car when the car hit him and hit him under there," Montaque said.

Montaque said she called on her neighbor, Brandy, to help her move her car to free the child.

"Whoever it was hit him pretty hard," said Brandy. "He had to hit him hard enough for him to get caught under my tire or underneath the car."

Police are searching for a hit-and-run driver who allegedly struck a young child with their car in Boston on Wednesday morning.

The crash remains under investigation. Anyone with information is urged to call Boston police at (617) 343-4275. Anyone who wants to remain anonymous can call the CrimeStoppers tip line at (800) 494-TIPS or text the word TIP to CRIME (27463).

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