The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department is looking for a maroon vehicle with damage to the side mirror after a 10-year-old boy was struck while riding his bicycle Saturday afternoon in Hanover.

Sheriff Dave Thomas said in a news release this afternoon that two boys were riding their bicycles eastbound on State Road 56 just east of Madison Avenue in Hanover about noon.

Both riders were where the white border line of the road is nearest the edge of the roadway, Thomas said, when it is believed one of the riders swerved slightly in the roadway.

That rider was struck by a vehicle and thrown into the roadway. He sustained a head injury and was treated at the scene before being taken to Norton’s Hospital in Louisville. The injured boy was not identified, and, as of 9 p.m., there was no update on his condition.

The driver of the vehicle drove away from the scene, Thomas said.

Law enforcement officers found some evidence and witnesses at the scene but are checking nearby stores for video of the vehicle.

Anyone with information should contact Deputy Ben Flint or the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office at (812) 265-2648.[1]