St. Paul Police ID Hit-And-Run Car; Victim Discharged From Hospital

ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) – St. Paul Police believe they’ve identified the vehicle involved in a hit-and-run accident this week, but they’re still looking for the driver.

Authorities say a 1992 Buick Park Avenue was the car involved in the accident. Evidence from the scene, including a mirror and plastic parts from the car, traced police to that type of vehicle. Brandon Smith, 13, was walking home from a neighborhood recreational center when he was hit by a car at the intersection of University Avenue and Grotto Street on Monday afternoon.

Police found him unconscious in the street about five to 10 minutes after the accident. He was originally listed in critical condition at Regions Hospital, but his mother says he’s now walking, talking and didn’t break any bones. He did, however, suffer hemorrhaging in his brain.

On Wednesday afternoon, authorities said Smith had been discharged from Gillette Children’s Hospital on Tuesday.

Police said no witnesses have come forward in the case. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Sgt. Carlson with St. Paul Police at (651) 266-5729.


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