Driver sought after teen injured in southwest side hit-and-run

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (May 6, 2015) -- The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) is looking for the driver of a car who ran over down a 16-year-old boy and took off. It happened Monday night near the intersection of Murray and Collier Streets, which is just off Kentucky Avenue on the southwest side.

Hit-and-run investigators are looking for the driver of an dark colored older Chrysler 300, which is what is believed to be the car that hit Kadin Poe.

The impact was violent enough to cause a fracture to Poe's neck, crack his vertebrae and chip his spine. He also has bruises, scrapes and a concussion. Around 9:30 p.m. Monday, Poe and his friend were walking to Kadin's house when that car hit him and never stopped. Poe's mother said she knew something was wrong because her son wasn't responding to her phone calls and text messages. Finally, he called her back and said he was hit by a car.

Poe's friend helped him get home and his mother drove him to the hospital. She's thankful her son is okay, and equally as angry the driver didn't stop.

"How do you just hit someone and you just left my son like it's no big deal and now you're just hiding because you think, 'Oh, I just hit someone, I'm not gonna get caught,'" said Nicole Szalaiy, Kadin Poe's mother.

The family hopes you'll say something if you know who's responsible. You're being asked to call IMPD or Crime Stoppers at (317) 262-TIPS. You can stay anonymous, and if your tip leads to an arrest, you may be eligible for a cash reward.

 

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