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