10-year-old on bike hurt in Keizer hit-and-run

10-year-old on bike hurt in Keizer hit-and-run

10-year-old on bike hurt in Keizer hit-and-run

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by Teresa Blackman, kgw.com Staff

NWCN.com

Posted on January 8, 2013 at 7:43 PM

KEIZER, Ore. – A 10-year-old Keizer girl riding her bicycle in a crosswalk was struck by a car Tuesday morning and then the driver fled the scene, according to police.

Investigators said Tiffani Gwyn was riding westbound in the crosswalk of River Road N and Cummings Lane N when her rear tire was struck by the car and she was thrown to the ground just before 10 a.m.

The girl was not seriously injured. She told police she was hit by a gray Ford 4-door vehicle which had been traveling southbound on River Road N in the curb lane.

"We're always thinking about what can happen and telling the kids to be safe on their bikes and when it happens it's very scary," said Angie Gwyn, Tiffani's mother.

The driver was described as a white woman about 59 years old with chin-length curly brown hair and wearing a black jacket.

Gwyn was treated at a local hospital for a broken toe, scrapes and bruising, then released.

She said that after she was hit, she had a bizarre exchange with the driver before the woman fled.

"She barely stopped and asked if I was okay," said Tiffani.  "I said, 'kind of,' and she kept going."

Police have not been able to find any witnesses to interview so far and the incident is still under investigation, according to Dan Kelley with the Keizer Police Department.

Anyone with information that may help investigators was urged to call Keizer police.

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