MILO, Maine — Police are seeking a white vehicle that hit a pedestrian on Railroad Avenue at about 1:45 p.m. Friday, said Police Chief Damien Pickel.
The victim, a Sebec man named Alan Pickering who appeared to be in his 30s, was taken by ambulance to Mayo Regional Hospital with leg and hip injuries that did not appear life-threatening, Pickel said.
“It appears to be an assault, a deliberate assault,” Pickel said Friday.
The vehicle was described only as a white four-door car with Vermont license plates and with damage to its passenger’s side door. Police initially suspected that the driver’s side door hit the man, but Pickering told police during an interview at the hospital that it was the passenger’s side door and that the vehicle came from behind him, Pickel said.
Pickering “is not saying if there was a passenger in the vehicle,” Pickel said. “He is identifying a driver of the vehicle with the vague description of a white guy with dark hair and dark facial growth, like a beard and moustache.”
Investigators don’t know what motivated the assault on Pickering, who was treated and released from the hospital.
Milo police and Piscataquis County sheriff’s deputies immediately sent a warning about the vehicle to other law enforcement agencies, Pickel said.
Investigators are working to get a better description of the vehicle and interviewing any witnesses. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call 564-3304, Pickel said.