June 21, 2018
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Woman struck in NH hit-and-run still at Maine Medical; search for suspect continues

By Liz Markhlevskaya, Foster's Daily Democrat

ROCHESTER, N.H. — The Somersworth woman who was struck by a vehicle on North Main Street that fled the scene Thursday remained at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine, on Friday, after being airlifted there with serious injuries after the incident.

Police continue to search for the driver of the vehicle that struck Katherine Littlefield, 25, of Somersworth, as she was crossing North Main Street in a crosswalk around 5:52 p.m. Thursday. After the accident, which occurred near the Pine Street intersection, the vehicle — described as a black Nissan Pathfinder — fled the scene, police say.

Police Capt. Paul Toussaint said that the vehicle reportedly fled south on North Main Streett. The driver is believed to be a white male.

He said there several witnesses to the accident, and while police have information on the vehicle, officers are still looking for any information about the driver and any passengers.

“It’s a busy street, it was a very busy part of the day; we know many people saw this,” said Toussaint.

After the accident, paramedics from Frisbie Memorial Hospital took Littlefield to Skyhaven Airport in Rochester. From there, she was flown by helicopter to Maine Medical Center. Staff at the Portland hospital said Friday that Littlefield is still being treated there.

Toussaint said that the victim’s injuries are considered serious but are not life-threatening. Fire Capt. Mark Avery said Thursday that her legs were injured in the accident.

North Main Street was closed for about 30 minutes after the accident, as police investigated the scene and Littlefield was being treated by EMS staff.

The incident remains under investigation.

Police ask that anyone who with information about this case to call Officer Kusneirz at the Rochester Police Department at (603) 330-7128. Those with information can also give tips and remain anonymous by calling the Rochester Crimeline at (603) 335-6500 or send a text message to: CRIMES (274637), and in the body of the text write: TEXT4CASH + the tip. Cash rewards are offered for information that leads to an arrest.

Distributed by MCT Information Services


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