Driver sought in hit-and-run of boy, 7

May 3, 2011 3:11:49 PM PDT
Police are looking for the driver of a minivan that hit a 7-year-old boy on a bicycle in Pleasantville, New Jersey.

The Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office says Omar Butcher was driving on Franklin Boulevard around 7:00 p.m. Saturday when he hit the boy at the intersection of Charles Avenue.

Butcher, and two other occupants, then allegedly fled the scene, though the two other men were quickly apprehended after the crash.

Prosecutor Ted Housel said he has authorized charges of second-degree assault by auto while in a school zone, third-degree leaving the scene of accident involving seriously bodily injury, third-degree endangering an injured victim and fourth-degree causing serious bodily injury while driving while suspended.

Anyone with information this crime is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor's Office Web site.

The boy who was struck was hospitalized in an unknown condition.

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