New Haven Police search for suspect after 4-year-old hit by dirt bike at park

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NEW HAVEN–Police continue to search for a suspect one day after a young child was injured in a hit-and-run.

On Sunday, a 4-year-old boy was at the playground at Criscuolo Park with his mother when around 4:10 p.m. he was hit by a dirt bike. The “reckless operator” was driving a red and black dirt bike.

The bike drove off on James Street heading north after hitting the child.

The suspect is described as a heavy-set Hispanic man and has curly hair and a reddish-colored beard. He was wearing a black shirt and black cargo shorts. He

The boy was taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital to be treated for a fractured lower leg, but his injuries aren’t life-threatening.

Police have had trouble finding surveillance video to help identify the rider. If you know anything or have seen the bike or a man fitting the suspect’s description, please call 203-946-6304 or 203-946-6136.