GRANT COUNTY — A teen was rushed to the hospital for surgery after being struck while riding a bike in Marion on Tuesday.
According to Grant County Sheriff's Office, at approximately 6:10 a.m., the teen was riding his bike to catch the school bus as he does daily.
The child was then struck by a vehicle in the 2700 block of West 38th St. in Marion.
According to police, the crash occurred as the teen was traveling west on the roadway when a pickup or SUV, approached the teen and struck them from behind.
The vehicle then fled the area without stopping, leaving the child alone.
The driver was later arrested and identified as a 49-year-old man who already had a lifetime license suspension for prior driving offenses.
The man faces preliminary charged of Leaving the Scene of Accident Causing Injury and Failure to Stop After an Accident. The Grant County Prosecutor's Office is seeking additional charges for driving as a habitual offender.
In a Wednesday update, the Grant County Sheriff's Office said the teen is in stable condition.