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Police looking to identify driver in Belmont Ave. hit-and-run

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(Photos provided by Springfield Police) (Photos provided by Springfield Police)
(Photos provided by Springfield Police) (Photos provided by Springfield Police)
SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -

We have an update to a story Western Mass News was first to bring you Thursday night.

Springfield Police released photos on Friday of a man they would speak to about a hit-and-run incident that occurred on Tuesday, May 29 on Belmont Avenue.

On Thursday, Western Mass News told you about a 10 year old boy who was the road when he was struck by a vehicle as he went to get milk for his little sister.

The incident was captured on surveillance video.

"This is one of my worst nightmares," said Naomi Olivero told Western Mass News.

[RELATED: Mother searching for answers after young boy is hit by car]

Springfield Police spokesperson Ryan Walsh said that the driver hit the child, then returned to the scene and "stayed on scene for quite some time as the child waved him off as he tried to speak with him."   

However, that man was not there when officers arrived.  Police noted that they were not immediately notified of the incident and a 911 call was placed later. 

Walsh explained that investigators are looking to "speak with and identify the driver as there are no pending charges at this time."

Olivero's 10 year old son, AJ,is recovering from several foot fractures and a possible broken rib.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Springfield Police Traffic Unit at (413) 787-6333.

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