Juvenile cyclist injured in hit-and-run in West Rutland

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WEST RUTLAND — A 16-year-old cyclist from Miller Place, NY, was injured in a hit-and-run collision on July 1 at the intersection of Main Street and Ross Street.

According to Vermont State Police, the incident occurred at approximately 6:30 p.m. under clear weather conditions and on dry roads.

The vehicle, a light silver-colored SUV, was reportedly operated by an unidentified male wearing a red shirt and blue sunglasses.

After briefly speaking with the injured party, the motorist left the scene, continuing on Ross Street.

The juvenile cyclist sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to Rutland Regional Medical Center.

The bicycle was reported as a total loss.

State Police are seeking the public’s assistance to identify the operator of the SUV.

Corporal Mark Busier is the investigating officer and can be contacted for any information regarding the crash.

Anonymous tips can also be submitted online at the Vermont State Police website.

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