Clovis Unified student injured in a hit-and-run. Police are searching for the suspect

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A Clovis Unified principal is asking for the public’s help in identifying a hit-and-run driver that injured a student Thursday morning.

“I wanted to inform you of an accident that occurred this morning (8:15 a.m.) involving one of our students. While in the crosswalk of the intersection of Fort Washington and Champlain Avenues a fourth grader was struck by a vehicle that then left the scene,” said Valley Oak Elementary School principal Julie Duwe.

The student wasn’t seriously injured, she said, but now police are searching for a red car, possibly a Toyota Corolla or Celica.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Fresno Police Department at 559-621-7000.

“I’m grateful for the staff, medical professionals and community members who worked this morning to support our student during this frightening experience,” Duwe said.

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