Waldo County police seize vehicle in hit and run

Posted Oct. 06, 2009, at 11:32 a.m.

LINCOLNVILLE, Maine — Authorities have seized and impounded an older model Nissan sedan that struck a 17-year-old local boy Monday night and drove from the scene.

The car was seized Tuesday afternoon on the Martin Corner Road by the Waldo County Sheriff’s Department after a relative of the victim advised them of its location.

“We believe it is the vehicle we were looking for. We have seized it, there have been no arrests and the matter is still under investigation,” Waldo County Chief Deputy Robert Keating said Tuesday afternoon.

Andrew Widdecomb, 17, was walking with a friend on Heal Road at 6:25 p.m. Monday when the 1990s-era Nissan came up from behind them and struck Widdecomb on the left side.

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The force of impact threw Widdecomb into a ditch 10 feet from where he was hit. He was taken by ambulance to Penobscot Bay Medical Center in Rockport where he was treated and then released, Keating said Tuesday. Widdecomb’s friend was not hit by the car.

Keating said the Nissan had damage to its passenger side and was missing a side view mirror. The mirror was recovered at the scene.

Detective Jason Trundy and Deputy Gene Rega took possession of the car Tuesday afternoon.

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