Driver who struck boy in Coon Rapids never stopped 15 Jun 12

COON RAPIDS, Minn. (AP) – Authorities say the driver who hit and critically injured a 9-year-old boy in Coon Rapids never stopped to see if the boy was OK.

Anoka County Sheriff’s Commander Paul Sommer told a news conference Thursday that witnesses said the driver of the black pickup only paused once when he reached a stop sign about a block from where the boy was hit and then kept driving.

Authorities identified the boy as Amir Taylor of south Minneapolis. He was in Coon Rapids visiting friends when he was struck while riding his bicycle just after 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports the boy is listed in critical condition at North Memorial Medical Center. Sommer says he has yet to regain consciousness.