WILLOW STREET, Pa. (WHTM) – Police in Lancaster County are looking for a hit-and-run driver who struck and injured a 14-year-old bicyclist Saturday evening.
Southern Regional police said the boy was struck in the 300 block of Millwood Road, between Long Lane and Shultz Road in Pequea Township, around 7:30 p.m.
“Currently, the crash is under investigation, so we’re not sure what the lighting was at this time,” Patrolman Charles Grimasuckas said.
Officers said two boys were riding bicycles without lighting and a passerby, concerned for their safety, stopped and gave one of the boys two lights. When the boy with the lights yelled for his friend to meet him in the right shoulder, a northbound driver swerved around the boy with the lights and struck the other boy in the southbound lane.
Police said the striking driver stopped and gave a blanket to the injured boy, then returned to his car and drove off.
“That’s why we’re trying to reach out and find this driver to get his side of the story,” Grimasuckas said. “Any person that’s involved with a crash of this type, especially involving a child or anybody else or they injured somebody, it has to put a lot of weight on their mind and their conscience.”
Police said the driver was said to have long hair and a beanie, and the car was described as a black sedan, possibly a Chevrolet Impala, and will have front-end damage.
Police also said they are looking at surveillance video in hopes of identifying the driver.
Anyone with information is asked to call Southern Regional police at 717-872-0352.