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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

A 10-year-old boy was hit by a truck and the driver left the scene.

It happened near the busy Six Corners intersection in Waterloo. 

"It could have been a lot worse. A lot worse," said Shayla Nielsen, Tysen Taylor's mother.

Tysen was hit by the truck after he was playing a game of catch with his brother.  

"My brother threw the ball off the tip of my finger and it went into the road. and the car hit me," said Tysen. 

Taylor says he looked both ways before going after the ball. He was even given the "go ahead" by another car on the road to get his ball.

But that's when he says a woman in a blue pick-up truck hit him.

"She rolled down the window and said, 'Are you all right, kid? Watch where you're going.' And I got up and walked," said Tysen. 

Tysen went to Allen Hospital in Waterloo, where he got a CAT scan and was cleared. 

What this family is looking for now is that driver.

"How could they?" asked Nielsen. "How could you hit a child and leave the scene, and just ask if they're OK? It's not right. It's really not."

The person who hit Tysen is described as an older woman driving a blue Chevy truck. He says the truck had a topper on it too.

If you have any information, contact Waterloo Police. 

"That's her guilt she has to deal with for the rest of her life," said Nielsen. 

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