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Police look for driver who struck 11-year-old on bike

LAUREL, Md. (WUSA9) -- An 11-year-old boy seriously injured on his bike by a hit and run driver is home recovering from a head wound. Police have yet to catch the driver who ran him over Saturday in Laurel, Md.

"This is not gonna go away," the boy's grandmother, Brenda Robinson, tells WUSA9. She says she will keep the investigation going as long as she can.

Robinson says Christian Martin, her grandson, has a large head wound that has to be held together with staples. He was struck as he rode his bike behind his father on Whiskey Bottom Road Saturday evening at 6:31 p.m..

The driver, in a red mini-van, that may have been a late model Nissan Quest, slowed briefly but did not stop.
Anne Arundel County police say the van probably has damage on the right front side and they are asking the public's help in finding the driver.

Martin is a sixth grader. His grandmother says he was talking about football when he came home.

Myra Jackson, who lives across the street from the scene of the accident on the 3500 block of Whiskey Bottom Road called the driver a coward for not stopping. She says she doesn't know how the driver can sleep at night after what he did.

The speed limit on the section of the roadway, where there are no sidewalks westbound, is 35 mph. But Jackson says the cars there go much too fast.

Robinson, who is asking the driver to turn himself in, says there should be speed bumps there to slow down the traffic.