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Troutdale family hopeful hit-and-run driver will come forward

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TROUTDALE, OR (KPTV) -

It's just "unimaginable." That's what a Troutdale mother is saying after her 15-year old son was hit by an SUV Tuesday morning and left in the road.

"I was shaken up about it," said the teen's mother, Michelle Austin. 

Austin says her son was walking his bike across the intersection at Southeast Stark Street and Southeast Evans Avenue in Troutdale when he was hit around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

She says her son Bailey waited for the crossing signal, paused a few seconds and then crossed. That's when she says a white SUV ran a red light and hit her son.

"Somebody hit my child and left him in the street and took off and didn't bother finding out if he was OK or anything," Austin said.

She adds her son has some internal bruising and cuts on his side and legs but he is doing fine.

"No neighborhood is safe from this. It can happen to anybody," Austin said. "I never thought it would happen in Troutdale."

There are no cameras at the intersection or on nearby homes or businesses that would have caught anything. 

Austin filed a police report. She says she's hopeful someone will hear her son's story and maybe it will jog a memory that they saw something and call police.

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