FAIRHAVEN (CBS) – Police are searching for the driver who injured a 14-year-old bicyclist in Fairhaven on Wednesday morning. It happened around 6:45 a.m. in the area of Adams and Brown streets.
“I basically woke up to the sound of a boy desperately screaming for help.” said neighbor Molly Devlin. “They had him in a towel or blanket or something like that before the ambulance came and that was that.”
The 14-year-old boy was biking to school when he was hit by what police said was an older model, dark-colored SUV. He was thrown from his bike and suffered injuries that appear to be non-life threatening. He was taken to the hospital and later released.
“I think my mom said he had a broken shoulder and he still said that his leg was going numb,” said Haley Brightman, the boy’s cousin.
Police said SUV drove away after the crash.
“The offending vehicle was driving southbound,” said Fairhaven Police Lieutenant Kevin Kobza. “We did have a witness that was traveling northbound at the time. Saw the whole thing which she said happened very very quickly. It was still relatively dark out, and it was a very heavy rainfall.”
Officers canvassed the neighborhood looking for surveillance video, but had no luck. Now, they are asking the public for help finding the car.
“There was no debris left at the scene such as broken glass or vehicle parts however it could have possible sustained damage, scratches, dents, things of that nature,” Kobza said.
However, Brightman said her cousin is keeping his positive attitude. “I mean, he’s still himself, smiling, and being happy and staying positive and staying strong.”
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Fairhaven Police.