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3-year-old airlifted to Rochester after Saturday hit-and-run

A three-year-old Austin boy suffered serious injuries after being struck by a vehicle in a hit-and-run Saturday.

According to Austin Police Department reports, the boy was struck at around 10 p.m. Saturday night at the intersection of First Street and Third Avenue SW. The vehicle reportedly did not stop or check on the welfare of the child.

The incident was witnessed by the child’s mother and a couple she was visiting.

The child was airlifted to Rochester. The child’s current condition is unknown. 

Police are looking for a dark-colored SUV of unknown make and model. There may be damage visible on the passenger side headlight. 

The case is under investigation and the APD is seeking information from the public. Anyone who might live in the area with a camera system is asked to check them for any video from around this time.