BARTLETT POLICE LOOKING FOR VEHICLE IN POSSIBLE HIT AND RUN

by Gair on October 1, 2012

POLICE IN BARTLETT ARE LOOKING FOR THE DRIVER OF A 4-DOOR BROWN COLORED CAR AFTER AN APPARENT HIT AND RUN IN BARTLETT MONDAY MORNING.

CHIEF TIM CONIFEY SAYS A 16-YEAR-OLD KENNETT HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT REPORTED HE WAS HIT WHILE IT WAS STILL DARK SHORTLY AFTER 6:15 A.M. BY A CAR OF THAT DESCRIPTION AS HE WALKED TO HIS BUS STOP ABOUT 200 YARDS FROM BARTLETT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

THE BOY WAS WALKING EASTBOUND ON ROUTE 302 ACROSS ALBANY AVE. AND AS HE WAS CROSSING HE WAS HIT BY A CAR APPROACHING A STOP SIGN. CONIFEY CALLS IT A LOW SPEED IMPACT. THE BOY FELL TO THE GROUND ,WHILE THE CAR BACKED UP AFTER HITTING HIM, WENT AROUND HIM AND HEADED WEST ON ROUTE 302.

THE VICTIM DID NOT LOSE CONSCIOUSNESS AND WAS ABLE TO LOOK AROUND. CONIFEY SAYS THE BOY REPORTED THE CAR THAT HIT HIM HAD ITS HEADLIGHTS ON – HE THOUGHT IT HAD NEW HAMPSHIRE OR MAINE TAGS WITH BUMPER STICKERS ON THE BACK – AND MIGHT HAVE BEEN MADE IN JAPAN.

BARTLETT FIRE DEPT. AND BARTLETT JACKSON AMBULANCE RESPONDED TO THE SCENE BUT THE BOY DECLINED TO BE TAKEN TO A HOSPITAL. CONIFEY SAYS HE THINKS THE VICTIM’S INJURIES WERE MINOR BUT THE BOY WAS LATER EXAMINED BY A DOCTOR.

CONIFEY IS NOT CHARACTERIZING THE INCIDENT YET AS A HIT AND RUN BUT HE DOES SAY HE BELIEVES THE DRIVER MUST HAVE KNOWN HE HIT SOMETHING. THE CHIEF SAYS RIGHT NOW THE INVESTIGATION IS FOCUSING ON CONDUCT AFTER AN ACCIDENT.

CONIFEY ASKS ANYONE WHO MAY HAVE BEEN IN THE AREA BETWEEN 6 A.M. AND 7 A.M. MONDAY AND SEEN OR HEARD ANYTHING TO CALL BARTLETT POLICE AT (603) 356-5868.

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