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Family urges public to come forward with hit-and-run info.

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Police hope to quickly identify the driver who hit a man running across the street at about 11 p.m. Monday at 123rd Street and Nall Ave. in Overland Park.

Tuesday afternoon they released pictures from the traffic cameras in the area.  The first was taken from 135th & Nall before the collision with the man. The second was taken after at 119th & Roe.

White SUV Before Collision

The driver didn’t stop after striking the 18-year old man, who has life-threatening injuries.

Police say the SUV driver continued to drive northbound on Nall Ave.  At the time, witnesses were unable to give additional information on the vehicle or the driver.

They did tell police that they saw the victim, from Overland Park, attempting to run across Nall Avenue. He was going westbound at 123rd Street into oncoming traffic.

Anyone with information regarding this Hit and Run Accident is encouraged to call the TIPS HOTLINE at (816) 474-TIPS, (816) 474-8477.

Family releases statement

Late last night 9-1-1 was called to the scene of a hit-and-run accident at 123rd and Nall in Overland Park.    

The victim was our 18-year-old son. Thankfully a driver stopped after a white SUV hit our This is a picture after the man was hit.son—that driver probably saved his life.  

Today, our son remains at Overland Park Regional Medical Center in critical, but stable, condition. He continues to make improvement. 

We are appealing to the public for two things:  Please, if you were involved in this hit-and-run we ask you to come forward and do the right thing.  Also, if you were a witness to this accident and haven’t already talked with police,  we would ask you to exercise your conscience and come forward.

We are so grateful for the outpouring of support, love and concern from family, friends, the medical team and the Overland Park Police Department. Right now we ask for privacy so we can help our son in the best way possible.

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