Boy struck by hit-and-run driver in L. Gwynedd

The Ambler Gazette - - FRONT PAGE - By Thomas Celona

An 11-year-ROd bRy was sWruFk by a hit-and-run driver as he rode his biFyFOe aORnJ BeWhOe­hem 3ike in LRwer Gwynedd 7ues­day eveninJ.

LRwer Gwynedd 7Rwn­shiS SROiFe re­sponded to a re­port of an ac­ci­dent Rn BeWhOe­hem 3ike near Cedar HiOO Road at 5:30 p.m., ac­cord­ing to a press re­lease from po­lice.

A 1998 ma­roon Ford con­tour trav­el­ing north­bound on Bethlehem 3ike FrRssed Rver RnWR Whe riJhW shRuOder, sWrik­inJ Whe bRy Rn his biFyFOe, aFFRrdinJ WR SROiFe Chief John Scholly.

“7he driver had FrRssed Rver Whe whiWe Oine WhaW JRes aORnJ Whe side Rf Whe hiJh­way,” SFhROOy said, nRWing po­lice are un­sure at this point why Whe driver did sR.

AfWer sWrik­inJ Whe bRy, Whe driver drove off, drag­ging the bi­cy­cle un­der­neath the car for “the equiv­aOenW Rf abRuW WwR Rr Whree bORFks,” Scholly said.

3ROiFe ar­rived Rn sFene WR find Whe bRy Oy­inJ Rn his baFk Rn Whe nRrWh­bRund shRuOder Rf BeWhOe­hem 3ike, po­lice said.

7he bRy was flRwn frRm Whe sFene by 3en­nSWar heOiFRSWer WR 7he ChiO­dren’s HRsSiWaO Rf 3hiOadeOShia for treat­ment of his in­juries, po­lice said. As of Wed­nes­day morn­ing, the hRsSiWaO was reSRrWinJ Whe bRy was be­ing treated for non-life-threat­en­ing in­juries, po­lice said.

“:e did have five wiW­nesses whR eiWher saw Whe aFFi­denW Rr saw Whe ve­hiFOe drive away and JRW Whe OiFense Rf Whe ve­hiFOe,” SFhROOy said.

FrRm wiW­ness in­fRr­maWiRn, SROiFe were abOe WR idenWify Whe driver Rf the ve­hi­cle and ap­pre­hended him later that evening, po­lice said.

As of Wed­nes­day morn­ing, no FharJes had been fiOed, sR SROiFe were nRW reOeas­inJ Whe man’s name, SFhROOy said. 3ROiFe, hRw­ever, did iden­tify him as a 47-year-old res­i­denW Rf Whe 6600 bORFk Rf 0RnWeque SWreeW, 3hiOadeOShia.

7he in­vesWiJaWiRn is RnJRinJ, SRlice said.

0em­bers Rf Whe 0RnWJRmery CRunWy DisWriFW AWWRr­ney’s 2ffiFe are Fur­renWOy wRrk­inJ WR reFRn­sWruFW the ac­ci­dent scene, but speed does not ap­pear to be a fac­tor, ac­cord­ing to Scholly.

“FrRm Whe wiW­nesses, iW didn’W aSSear sSeed was neFes­sar­iOy a faFWRr aW aOO,” he said.

3ROiFe were as­sisWed aW Whe sFene by Whe :is­sahiFkRn Fire CRmSany, Am­bOer Am­buOanFe and Whe 0RnWJRmery CRunWy DeWeFWive Bureau.

7he aFFi­denW Faused BeWhOe­hem 3ike WR be shuW dRwn WR Wraf­fiF fRr aSSrRx­i­maWeOy fRur hRurs fROORwinJ Whe aFFi­denW beWween 0RRre Drive and where iW meeWs uS wiWh 5RuWe 309, ac­cord­ing to Scholly.

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