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Police stop hit-and-run suspect when she drives by scene

North Richland Hills police didn’t have to look far for the person suspected of hit-and-run driving after striking a student Wednesday on a bicycle -- the motorist drove by the collision scene Thursday morning.

A North Richland Hills officer saw a car and driver that matched the description of the vehicle and the driver in the Wednesday collision at Rufe Snow Drive and Harmonson Road in North Richland Hills that injured an 11-year-old boy.

Officers were at the scene Thursday still investigating Wednesday’s accident and they stopped the car.

Police questioned the 40-year-old Haltom City woman and released her.

Investigators will decide on whether to charge the driver after completing the investigation.

The collision happened about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday in the 3900 block of Rufe Snow Drive near Harmonson Road in North Richland Hills.

The unidentified boy, a student at North Richland Middle School, was crossing the street when his bicycle was hit, police said.

Witnesses told police that the motorist stopped after hitting the student, got out and looked, but then got back into her car and drove away.

The unidentified boy was taken to Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, but police said he did not suffer life-threatening injuries.

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