GRPD: Tip led to driver in hit-run that hurt child

Grand Rapids

Emergency responders on the scene of a hit-and-run that injured a child at the intersection of Cherry Street SE and Madison Avenue in Grand Rapids. (Jan. 16, 2020)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Grand Rapids police say they have spoken to the woman who hit and injured a child with her pickup truck Thursday morning.

The crash happened around 7:30 a.m. near the intersection of Cherry Street SE and Madison Avenue SE. The 5-year-old was taken to the hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries.

The Grand Rapids Police Department says it got a tip on the driver’s whereabouts after media aired a description of the suspect vehicle.

Officers found her in the city around 2:40 p.m. and interviewed her. Police said no criminal charges were immediately pending.

Anyone with information is asked to call Grand Rapids Police Department at 616.456.3400 or Silent Observer at 616.774.2345.

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