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D.C. police try to find guardians for unidentified child struck by a vehicle Friday

D.C. police are trying to identify a young boy who seriously injured when he was hit by a vehicle Friday morning in Northeast Washington, officials said.

The accident happened in the 1100 block of Eastern Avenue about 10:30 a.m. Police found the boy, who looked about 9 years old, conscious and breathing, said Officer Hugh Carew, a spokesman. No one could identify the child at the scene, near the border with Prince George’s County, and he was taken to a hospital where was in serious condition, police said.

The child is described by police as a black male, about 4-feet-6 and 85 pounds. He was wearing a gray button-down jacket, with a letter “A” on the front and black and white stripes on the cuffs, collar and waist, police said. He was also wearing a red T-shirt with a lion’s head design and “Detroit” printed on it, along with blue jeans and black Nike sneakers, police said.

(The clothing worn by the child hit by a vehicle Friday morning in Northeast Washington. (Courtesy Metropolitan Police Department).)

Anyone with information is asked to call the Metropolitan Police Department at (202) 727-9099 or 911.

Clarence Williams is the night police reporter for The Washington Post and has spent the better part of 13 years standing next to crime scene tape, riding in police cars or waking officials in the middle of night to gather information about breaking news in and around Washington.
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