Police conducting traffic stop in effort to gain information

Updated: Teen taken to Portland hospital following hit-and-run

Jul 24, 2019
Source: Gofundme The Gofundme page reports: "Thank you all so much. Emily's surgery went well, and she started PT today. She has a long road ahead of her, but she is a fighter!"

Washington — A teen girl, who was struck by a motor vehicle and left by the side of the road, has been transferred to Maine Medical Center in Portland.

Knox County Sheriff Tim Carroll said Tuesday, July 23, that the department was stopping vehicles along the West Washington Road in Washington where the teen was found about 9:15 a.m. Monday by a passerby.

The stops are being made to ask drivers if they witnessed anything the previous day. The stops are being made about the same time of the day when the girl was found.

The sheriff declined to discuss whether officers have determined what type of vehicle is suspected of having struck the girl.

First responders arrived on scene after the girl was found unresponsive. Investigators determined that the girl's injuries were consistent with being struck by a motor vehicle. The girl was taken by ambulance to a local hospital for serious injuries.

No other person or vehicle was found at the scene at the time the girl was discovered. Investigators believe this to be a hit-and-run and are seeking the public’s assistance in helping piece together the events that led to the girl's injuries.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Detective Dwight Burtis at 594-0429, extension 722.

The West Washington Road is located off Route 17.

Gofundme effort launched to help

A Gofundme page launched to help the girl injured has raised more than $5,000.

Glen Hilt organized the fundraiser and the statement on the site is:

"On Monday, July 22 Emily was walking in Washington enjoying the morning. She was taking a photo of a catapiller and was hit buy a vehicle. This person left her on the side of the road without stopping. Six minutes later a person stopped and called for help. Emily was transported to Pen Bay and later life flighted to Maine Medical. She suffered two broken bones in her ankle and a crushed pelvis. It is so hard for us to understand why someone would hit someone and just leave. A vehicle can cause great harm, respect them, do not drink and drive or text and drive. Distracted driving destroys lives."

The site can be reached at https://www.gofundme.com/f/surgery-fundraiser-for-emily-after-hit-in-run

The Salty Dog released a statement July 24 that it will host a nail clinic and doggie wash Sunday, Aug. 4 to support Emily Miller with all proceeds going to Emily and her family.


Comments (2)
Posted by: Mary A McKeever | Jul 24, 2019 14:08

To leave a child like that is horrendous. Find this person and lock him/her up.

Posted by: Debra Damon | Jul 23, 2019 07:59

I hope they fine who did this.


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