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Las Vegas police investigate after a 10-year-old boy was hit by a car in the southwest valley Friday morning. (FOX5)

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- A 10-year-old boy was hit by a car Friday morning in the southwest Las Vegas Valley.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Lt. Greg Phenis said the crash happened at about 7:15 a.m. Sept. 13 near Bronco Street and Arby Avenue, near Jones Boulevard south of Roy Horn Way.

Witnesses told police that the boy was attempting to walk across Arby Avenue when the driver of a 2015 Lexus was driving on the right-side of the undivided road.

The boy entered the roadway from the sidewalk and ran into the path of the Lexus. Police said the front of the Lexus struck the 10-year-old.

The driver of the Lexus stayed at the scene of the crash and didn't show signs of impairment, according to Las Vegas police.

The boy was taken to UMC Emergency Pediatric Department with critical injuries. No other injuries were reported.

Neighborhood resident Ronald Stewart said he walks his dogs down Arby Avenue every day and sees the same boy walking to catch the bus to school.

On Friday morning, he turned the corner to see that boy laying in the street face down in front of a car.

“He was just laying there in the street, laying on his stomach," Stewart said. "He was moaning. Went over to him, stooped down to him and told him to keep still because he started moving and I told him to keep still. Myself and another person. Just trying to keep him calm until the paramedics got here.” 

Stewart said the driver of the car, despite just hitting a 10-year-old boy, did not lift a finger after the crash.

“She was just sitting in the car," Stewart said. "She was in the car the kid was in the street. With her two daughters. She didn’t get out of the car one time. Did not come out of the car one time to see if the child was okay. She sat in the car until the paramedics got here, until the police got here.”

People who live in the neighborhood say drivers use the street like a highway.

“Cars in the morning," resident Ryan Corpus said. "Especially in the morning time during that little rush hour, they speed up and down here like crazy. Ignoring stop signs.”

Arby was closed in both directions while police investigated.

The crash remains under investigation.

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