Abandoned SUV Impounded After Hit-and-Run

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    Richardson police have impounded a vehicle they say may have been involved in a hit-and-run that hospitalized an 11-year-old boy Thursday evening.

    The vehicle was found abandoned a short distance from the crash scene later Thursday and is being processed for evidence.

    No Arrest Yet in Hit-and-Run That Injured Boy

    [DFW] No Arrest Yet in Hit-and-Run That Injured Boy
    Richardson police have impounded a sport utility vehicle that struck a child in a go-kart, but they still have not made any arrests in the case. (Published Friday, Jul 15, 2011)

    Police are talking with the owner of the vehicle, but she said she wasn't behind the wheel at the time of the crash.

    Investigators said the boy, Devin Byrd, was riding a go-kart on the sidewalk at about 6 p.m. when a dark-colord sport utillity vehicle veered off the road and onto the sidewalk near Twilight Trail and Floyd Road.

    Child in a Go-Kart Injured by Hit-an-Run Driver

    [DFW] Child in a Go-Kart Injured by Hit-an-Run Driver
    Richardson police are looking for a hit-and-run driver who left 11-year-old Devin Byrd hospitalized. (Published Friday, Jul 15, 2011)

    The SUV hit the boy, but the driver didn't stop. The boy's friend was able to provide police with a fairly detailed description of the driver and SUV.

    Devin was transported to an area hospital, where he remained in serious condition Friday night. Family members said doctors haven't performed surgery yet due to swelling in his brain.

    The investigation into the hit-and-run is ongoing, and police said they can't make an arrest until they determine who was driving the SUV.

    NBC 5's Kimberly King contributed to this report.