June 18, 2018
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Portland police searching for driver who allegedly hit boy on bicycle then fled the scene

By Seth Koenig, BDN Staff

PORTLAND, Maine — Portland police are searching for a man they say drove into a boy who was riding a bicycle on Congress Street and then fled the scene, according to a department statement Monday afternoon.

According to police, the driver pulled a light-colored sedan out of the alley next to 715 Congress St. and struck a 13-year-old Portland boy who was riding his bicycle west along the street near the Bramhall Fire Station just before 3 p.m. Friday.

The boy was transported to Maine Medical Center nearby with what police describe as injuries not considered life-threatening, but the driver fled the scene after the incident.

Witnesses described the driver of the sedan as a tall, thin black male in his 20s, and said a passenger fitting a similar description was also in the car at the time, police said Monday.

Police are urging anyone with information about the case to call 874-8532.

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