Investigation into hit & run involving 7-year-old continues | UPDATE

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The Sevierville Police Department says it is now looking for a different vehicle that hit a 7-year-old bicyclist on Monday.

A spokesman for the department says officers are now looking for the driver of a white pick-up truck of unknown make and model.

The station wagon initially identified as being involved in the crash is no longer being sought by police.

Officers say the station wagon appears to have stopped at the scene after the crash occurred.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is requested to contact SPD Officer Jamie Roberts at 865-453-5507.


An East Tennessee police department needs your help after a boy was hit by car. Officers say the boy was riding his bike and the driver has not been seen since.

The accident happened at Old Knoxville Highway at the intersection of One Way Street.. A 7-year-old boy was riding his bicycle on One Way Street and apparently lost control as he came up to Old Knoxville Highway. The car then hit the boy.

A witness says the driver of the vehicle got out of his car, checked on the child, then left the scene.

“We certainly don't feel that he's at fault for the collision. According to the witnesses the young boy was riding on that street, coming toward Old Knoxville Highway he lost control of his bike and couldn't stop and actually went across the southbound lane before colliding with the car,” says Bob Stahlke, public information officer of Sevierville.

Sevierville police are looking for a beige or gold colored station wagon. There may be damage to the driver's side of the vehicle. The driver was a white male in his 60's.

The boy was injured and taken to UT Medical Center.

Anyone with information is asked to call Officer Jamie Roberts at 865-453-5507.


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