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Police seek driver in Staten Island hit-and-run that injured teen

Posted at 8:04 PM, Apr 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-02 20:04:23-04

Tyreek Wilson, 24, is wanted in connection with a hit-and-run in Staten Island. (DCPI)

WEST BRIGHTON, Staten Island — Police are searching for a 24-year-old man in connection with a hit-and-run that left a 13-year-old injured in Staten Island.

Police responded to a hit-and-run Thursday just before 6 p.m. in the area of Henderson Avenue and Broadway in the West Brighton section of the borough.

When they arrived, they found a 13-year-old with non-life threatening injuries to his body.

An investigation revealed the teen was trying to cross the street when the car sped by and hit him. The car then struck a utility pole.

Police say Tyreek Wilson then ran away from the scene.

Wilson is described as being 5-foot-11 and weighing 175 pounds.

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