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14-year-old teen hit at Greenwood bus stop released from hospital, police searching for car

Police said the incident happened in the 50 block of East Main Street, near South Madison Avenue, around 7 a.m.

GREENWOOD, Ind. — The Greenwood Police Department is investigating after a 14-year-old boy was hit by a car while trying to get on a school bus Thursday morning.

Police told 13News the incident happened around 7 a.m. in the 50 block of East Main Street, near South Madison Avenue. 

According to police, the boy was getting on the bus to go to Greenwood Community High School when a driver failed to stop when the bus's stop arm was extended. The driver hit the boy then left the scene, police said.

"We woke up to the loud horn and we obviously heard what was seemingly to be a car crash," said neighbor Hannah Abdell.

Abdell called 911, and later saw paramedics put the boy on a stretcher, but had no idea the incident was a hit-and-run.

Dr. Terry Terhune, Greenwood Community Schools superintendent, said the student was thrown away from the vehicle when he was hit. He's since been treated and released from St. Francis Hospital.

Police are looking for a black, mid-size, four-door sedan that was going east on Main Street. Police said the car has front end damage. Police confirmed they have video of the incident.

The school bus had a camera, but it wasn't a stop-arm camera, which would have shown the crash. Police have reviewed several Ring doorbell videos showing the vehicle. 

"We are going to continue to investigate and find out who did this," said Greenwood Police Chief James Ison. "So, I think they can only help themselves by doing the right thing and coming forward."

Greenwood Police has a new agreement with Ring that has helped with cases like this one. Police can send a message to the company. Then, Ring will send an alert to people in a specific area that says police are asking for their help and to contact them with their video.

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Anyone with information on the suspect in this case is asked to contact the Greenwood Police Department at 317-882-9191 or they can anonymously make a report on the department’s web page.

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