Search Underway for Hit-and-Run Driver Who Injured Boy, 12, in Deerfield

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Police in suburban Deerfield released additional details Saturday about the vehicle involved in a hit-and-run that seriously injured a 12-year-old boy Friday.

The incident was reported at 7:10 p.m. Friday near the Deerfield Road and Beverly Place intersection. According to police, officers arrived and found a 12-year-old boy unresponsive in the roadway.

According to the victims' father, Thad Thompson, the boy managed to escape from his house, without shoes or a coat. Chase is special needs and non-verbal, Thompson told NBC 5.

Thompson is offering a $10,000 reward if there is a conviction or if the driver turns himself/herself in.

The victim was taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville and later transferred to Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, police said.

Officials believe the vehicle involved was a dark-colored 2013-2016 Ford Escape with an SEL or Titanium trim package. The vehicle may have extensive damage to the passenger side headlight assembly, fender and grill, according to police.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Deerfield Police Department at 847-945-8636.

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