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Man anonymously donates bike to boy hit by SUV

COLUMBUS, Ind. (WISH) – An anonymous person was moved by a story of a 9-year-old boy who was injured in a hit-and-run crash in Columbus in early July.

The boy was on his bicycle when an SUV hit him, leaving him hospitalized with injuries to his legs. Now, the boy has a new bike.

A man from Fortville donated $1,000 for the boy to get a new bike and helmet, according to the Columbus Police Department. Any leftover money was to be spent helping others in the boy’s name.

“While Darrion was excited to receive a new bicycle, he was even more excited that a donation made in his name would help other children” said Sgt. Matt Harris, public relations officer for the Columbus Police Department, in a news release.

Police have not tracked down the SUV that hit Darrion. It was dark colored and was seen leaving the crash scene, which was in the 2800 block of Scotland Drive in Columbus on July 7. Anyone with information was urged to contact Columbus Police Department. Tips can be anonymous.