Gresham police officer's son donates bike to hit and run victim

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GRESHAM, OR (KPTV) - A Gresham police officer's son donated his bike to help a young boy who was recently hit by a car while riding his own bike earlier this month.

Gresham police say that driver is still on the run.

Officer Dan Marciano says officers responded to a hit and run on Oct. 5 just after 5 p.m. on Northeast 178th Avenue and Northeast Oregon Street.

Marciano says an 8-year-old boy who was riding his bike was hit and sustained multiple injuries. Marciano says that boy's bike was damaged as a result too.

On Monday, Marciano gave the boy another bike. It was his 7-year-old son's bike, which he says his son decided to donate to the boy.

"I felt bad that he got hit by a car," Carter Marciano said.

"I think that there’s calls that we get dispatched to that kind of stick with you, because this little boy was the same age as my kids, I wanted to try to do something nice for him," Marciano said. "I think that it’s a very nice thing that he did. I hope he continues to do stuff like this for the rest of his life."

Police say the suspect was driving a minivan. If you know anything regarding the incident, contact the department's tip line at 503-618-2719.

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You inspire your child, by your great deeds daily. I am so overwhelmed by his kindness. If I wasn't trying so hard to find ways.tobget bicycles and helmets right now for my commitment, if totally be down for giving your child one!!

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