12-year-old struck by hit-and-run driver in Providence

A suspended Providence patrolman now faces more charges.
A suspended Providence patrolman now faces more charges.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Police say a 12-year-old boy was taken to the hospital Wednesday after being struck by a hit-and-run driver.

The incident happened just after 6:30 p.m. on Bridgham Street, in the area of Lester Street.

Investigators say the child was riding his bike when he was struck by a vehicle described as a silver or gold Nissan Altima.

The victim was taken to Hasbro Children’s Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, complaining of hip and lower back pain.

The mother of victim witnessed the accident.

There is no other information about the driver of the Altima.