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Operator believed to be involved in hit-and-run after car crashes into 11-year-old has been identified



EAST BRIDGEWATER — Chief Michael Jenkins reports that the East Bridgewater Police Department has identified the driver involved in a weekend hit-and-run crash involving a juvenile riding a bicycle.

On Sunday, Oct. 15, at 5:32 p.m., East Bridgewater Police received a 911 call reporting a crash involving a bicyclist and a motor vehicle in the area of 143 Bedford St.

An initial on-scene investigation indicated that the juvenile victim, an 11-year-old girl, was struck by a vehicle while riding a bicycle through a small path that leads from Route 18 to the rear parking lot of Central Elementary School.

The juvenile was evaluated on scene by East Bridgewater Fire paramedics. The juvenile’s mother responded to the scene and declined medical transportation on behalf of her daughter.

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A 62-year-old woman from Florida will be summoned by Brockton District Court on the charges of Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Personal Injury.

The driver has relatives in the area.

Chief Jenkins thanked area residents who offered tips after seeing video of the incident on mainstream and social media.

“Without the information provided by the public, we would have had a much harder time reaching a resolution,” Chief Jenkins said.

Anyone with more information on this incident or on the vehicle involved is asked to call East Bridgewater Police at 508-378-7223.

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