Hit-and-run that left Wichita teen paralyzed still unsolved

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A Wichita family is looking for answers after their teenager was left paralyzed after being hit by a car more than one year ago. Now Wichita police and Crime Stoppers are asking you to help track down the driver -- who is still out, getting away with their crime. 

Jalen Robinson was an active high school student and a member of his school's football team. All that changed when someone ran him over -- then drove away. 

"I think that is probably one of the most horrific things you can hear to find your child is laying out in the middle of the street and the person just left," said Ann Houk, a friend of Robinson. 

Police say Robinson and a friend were standing at the corner at the corner of Tracy and 3rd Street near the Towne West mall about 8:30 p.m. March 20, 2016 when the light-colored SUV with tinted windows hit Robinson and sped away. 

"There's just not a lot to go on there's no video that recorded the incident and we just have a witness giving a very general description of a vehicle. No physical evidence at the scene," said Detective Wendy Hummell of the Wichita Police Department. 

Robinson was left paralyzed from the chest down. Police still aren't able to pinpoint the driver who hit him. 

Anyone with information or who may have seen this occur is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 267-2111. You don't have to give your name and could be eligible for a reward of up to $2,500. 

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