Aurora police seek driver of car that struck girl

Jeff Saunders
Record-Courier
Aurora police are seeking the public's help in identifying the driver of the circled car after it struck a Harmon Middle School student in front of the West Pioneer Trail fire station on Nov. 20. The girl was uninjured.

AURORA — Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the driver of a car that struck a Harmon Middle School student in front of the West Pioneer Trail fire station on Nov. 20, according to a post on the police department’s Facebook page.

Police Chief Brian Byard said Thursday that the girl was uninjured.

According to a police report, the girl had walked from the school and was struck at about 2:30 p.m. Byard said there is no crosswalk in front of the fire station and the woman driving the vehicle did stop briefly.

Aurora police are seeking the public's help in identifying the driver of the circled car after it struck but did not injure a Harmon Middle School student in front of the West Pioneer Trail fire station on Nov. 20. Police said the woman driving the car did stop to check on her.

“[The girl] went up on the hood slightly and then the driver of the vehicle stopped, talked to her for a minute to make sure she was OK and then continued on,” said Byard, adding, “The individual didn’t hit her and just take off. They weren’t just being malicious in any way. They stopped and checked on her welfare and then left the scene assuming everything was OK. We’re not even positive any charges would be filed against the driver of the car based on what we know now.”

Anyone with information or who witnessed this incident is asked to call the Aurora Police Department at 330-562-8181 or email Lt. Andy Lumpkins at LUMPKINSA@AURORAOH.COM.

Reporter Jeff Saunders can be reached at jsaunders@recordpub.com or @JeffSaunders_RP.