Police seek driver in Buxton hit and run

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BUXTON — Police are searching for the driver who fled after hitting and injuring a teenager last week on River Road, Route 112.

Emergency personnel responded to a hit and run at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 12, according to a press release from Chief Troy Cline. The victim, who was not named, was a 17-year-old girl from Waterboro.

“She was walking across River Road after coming from All That Dance,” Cline said. “She had the flashlight function of her cell phone illuminated and was almost all the way across the roadway when she heard a vehicle accelerating and coming towards her.”

The girl “sustained serious injuries” and was taken to Maine Medical Center in Portland, police said. Her family said in a Facebook posting that she suffered “a severely broken leg requiring surgery” along with cuts and bruises.

Police described the vehicle as “a dark colored pick-up,” traveling southerly on River Road towards Saco. “The vehicle may show damage to the passenger side and should be missing the passenger side mirror,” Cline said.

Anyone with information about the vehicle or its operator is asked to contact Buxton Police Department at 929-5151 or 929-6612.

Robert Lowell can be reached at 854-2577 or rlowell@keepmecurrent.com