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Police seek driver of van that hit 12-year-old

On Monday, 12-year-old Kaylee LaBounty was struck by what she believes to be a brown delivery van. LaBounty was riding her bike home from Superior Middle School. As she stopped on the sidewalk at 37th and Tower Avenue, behind the Floor To Ceiling...

On Monday, 12-year-old Kaylee LaBounty was struck by what she believes to be a brown delivery van.

LaBounty was riding her bike home from Superior Middle School. As she stopped on the sidewalk at 37th and Tower Avenue, behind the Floor To Ceiling and CitiFinancial businesses, the brown van drove onto the sidewalk and hit the unsuspecting girl. Her bike was pulled along the side of the van, possibly leaving a mark from her handlebar on the van.

"The unthinkable part was that this driver never stopped," said Shauna LaBounty, the girls mother. The van continued driving, leaving the injured child laying on the ground next to her mangled bike.

LaBounty hobbled the two blocks to her home. Her mother immediately called 911, then had her daughter transported to the hospital. She had suffered a sprained ankle, bruised hand and what appeared to be a tire scuff mark on her thigh with a bruise.

"My daughter thought that she was on the sidewalk, a safe place," LaBounty said.

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As of yet, no witnesses have come forward.

"If anyone saw this hit and run ... please come forward," LaBounty said.

Anybody who has information is encouraged to contact Traffic Sergeant Matt Markon at 395-7435.

Jamie Lund is a summer intern with the Daily Telegram.

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