Abandoned SUV Impounded After Hit-and-Run

By Frank Heinz
|  Saturday, Jul 16, 2011  |  Updated 12:06 AM CDT
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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.

Ashanti Blaize, NBCDFW.com

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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