Pedestrian flown to Maine after hit and run accident in Rochester Tuesday
BY JOHN QUINN Union Leader Correspondent
ROCHESTER – Police are looking for the driver of a car that left the scene after hitting a man on Route 11 Tuesday evening.
Police, firefighters and emergency personnel responded around 6:45 p.m. after the 44-year-old man was struck by a car on Farmington Road – Route 11 – across from Hagan’s Motor Pool near the Farmington town line.
The man - who suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries - was found lying in a grassy area just off the westbound lane, according to police.
Paramedics from Frisbie Memorial Ambulance drove the man to Skyhaven Airport, where he was flown by helicopter to Maine Medical Center in Portland.
Police believe the man had been walking on the right side of the white fog line, close to the grassy shoulder and away from the travel portion of the road.
Police believe he was struck by an older model, full-size, dark-colored pickup truck which was traveling west. As a broken side mirror and directional light were found on the side of the road near the collision site, the truck may have damage to the passenger side, according to police.
Anyone with information can contact the Rochester Police Department at (603) 330-7127. Anonymous tips can be made via the Rochester Crimeline at 335-6500. All calls to the Rochester Crimeline will remain confidential and rewards may be given for information leading to an arrest. You can also text the Rochester Crimline at Crimes (274637) in the body write TEXT4CASH followed by your tip.