Teen Boy Struck in Fairhaven Hit and Run
FAIRHAVEN — A teen boy was struck in a hit-and-run this morning in Fairhaven, and police are searching for the suspect that fled the scene.
According to spokesman Lt. Kevin Kobza, Fairhaven Police responded to the area of Adams Street and Brown Street at about 6:45 a.m. after receiving a report of a child on a bicycle being struck by a vehicle. When officers arrived, they determined that a 14-year-old male was struck by a vehicle that was traveling south on Adams Street. A witness described the vehicle as an older model, full-sized SUV that was dark in color.
After striking the child, the vehicle continued south on Adams Street without stopping, and left the scene. When police arrived, the child was conscious and alert, and was speaking with the officers. He was treated at the scene by paramedics from the Fairhaven Fire Department, who then transported him to Hasbro Children's Hospital in Providence. According to a release, the boy's injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
Kobza says the investigation is still active. Fairhaven Police Officer Jame Bettencourt is completing an accident reconstruction report. If anyone has any information about this incident, they are encouraged to contact the Fairhaven Police Department at (508) 997-7421. Callers can remain anonymous.