Vehicle reportedly hit 17-year-old on bike, causing him to crash, then it fled scene

Prineville police are seeking information regarding a hit and run incident that resulted in a 17-year-old kid on a bicycle getting a concussion.

According to authorities, the incident occurred on Tuesday evening around 7:30 p.m. at the intersection of Third and Main streets. The 17-year-old male was riding his bike south on North Main Street and had stopped in the left turn lane waiting to proceed. When the traffic signal changed to a green arrow, he began to enter the intersection when a vehicle struck him from behind, causing him to crash into the pavement in the middle of the intersection.

The vehicle reportedly fled the scene and nobody stopped to help the boy. When he returned home, he reported the incident to police.

The teen sustained some minor skin injuries and damage to his bicycle and after he was checked by medics, and taken to the hospital by family, he was found to have a concussion.

Police are still investigating the case and reviewing any possible video footage along Main Street that may have captured evidence of the crime. The victim was able to provide a detailed description of the vehicle that struck him, saying it was a blue vehicle similar to a Geo Tracker with a black hard top.

Prineville police is asking that anyone who has seen a similar looking vehicle to obtain a license plate number or note the appearance of the drive. Anybody who witnessed the crash is asked to call the Prineville Police Department (541-447-4168) and speak with Officer Rob Gray.

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