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13-year-old boy seriously hurt in Aurora hit-and-run, police seek driver

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AURORA, Ill. (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

Police are searching for a driver who fled after hitting and seriously injuring a 13-year-old boy as he tried to cross the street Wednesday evening in west suburban Aurora.

Joshua Romero, of the 400 block of Grant Place, was on his bicycle when he attempted to cross Talma Street at 5th Avenue about 5 p.m. when a Nissan Pathfinder hit him, police spokesman Dan Ferrelli said in a release.

He was left with serious head trauma and the driver slowed down before continuing eastbound on 5th Avenue and fled onto northbound Jackson Street, Ferrelli said.

Paramedics took the boy to Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora, where he was then airlifted to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, the release said.

He suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries, the release said.

Witnesses described the Nissan as a dark-colored vehicle with a luggage rack on top, the release said. The driver appeared to be a Hispanic woman in her early 30s with long, dark hair, the alert said.

Aurora Area Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $5,000 for tips leading to an arrest, the release said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Aurora police at (630) 256-5330 or Crime Stoppers at (630) 892-1000.

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