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RIVERSIDE, Ill. (CBS/WBBM) – Riverside Police are now working with a witness’ description of a hit-and-run driver and vehicle, which struck a child riding a bicycle near a school earlier this week.

As WBBM Newsradio 780’s David Roe reports, the boy was hit by the car around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Central School, at 61 Woodside Rd. in Riverside.

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The boy suffered only minor injuries and was sitting in the school when police arrived. But the driver of the vehicle didn’t stop.

The vehicle appeared to be coming from the area of the Building Blocks Pre-School at 60 Akenside Rd., according to police.

A witness told police the vehicle was a cream-colored four-door midsized vehicle with a Polish-speaking female driver. She may have been a nanny and at the time of the accident, several other children were in the car, the release said.

The witness said the vehicle had a paper dealer plate on the front that had fallen off the vehicle, and it is possible the vehicle has no front plate or a temporary plate on the rear, the release said.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.