Man on Dirt Bike Hit Boy and Fled: Police

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A man on a dirt bike hit a 4-year-old boy in New Haven and broke his leg on Sunday, then ran off, according to police.

The little boy was with his mother at Criscuolo Park and playing on the sidewalk just after 4 p.m. when a man on a small red- and-black dirt bike hit him, police said.

An ambulance responded to the scene and brought the child to Yale–New Haven Hospital’s pediatric emergency center and doctors said the boy’s lower leg was fractured, but his injuries are not life-threatening.

The man police are looking for is heavyset, has curly hair, a reddish beard and wore a black shirt and black cargo shorts.

Anyone with information on who hit the boy should call police at 203-946-6304 or 203-946-6316.

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