Alleged hit-and-run driver turned himself in

EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – The driver accused in a Thursday night hit-and-run crash that injured a 17 year-old bicyclist was not licensed to drive a car, Easthampton police say.

Police Captain Robert Alberti told 22News that the suspect, an Easthampton resident who is not being identified at this time, turned himself in at the police station around 2:00 A.M.; a little less than five hours after the accident happened.

Easthampton Sgt. Dominic Serino told 22News a 17-year-old boy from Easthampton was hit while riding his bike near 60 Everett Street at about 9:15 Thursday night.

The victim was rushed to Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, and subsequently re-routed to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, according to Serino.

Alberti says that the victim suffered what appear to be significant leg injuries, but he is expected to survive.

The suspect is being charged with leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, and driving without a license.

Alberti said that they are not releasing the suspect’s name at this time because he is being summonsed to court, and has yet to be arraigned.

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