CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Police are searching for the driver of a Toyota Prius who they believe hit a teenager riding his bike and then fled.
The 14-year-old was riding on Putnam Avenue when he was hit around 7:22 a.m. on Thursday, March 15, according to police.
"I was crossing the street to go on the sidewalk and the car just came out of nowhere and hit the back of my bike and it sent me flying," he said.
The boy, who asked not to be identified because he fears retaliation, is now recovering from a concussion and sprained wrist while police search for the vehicle they believe to be involved.
"I was really lucky," he said. "I could've died."
The Prius is silver, most likely a 2004-2009 model, police said. Video shows the driver pass the scene of the crash in the other direction just minutes later.
"What we do know is when that vehicle returned it came back three minutes later, they were riding their brakes throughout the entirety of that return trip," a Cambridge Police spokesperson said.
Anyone with information is asked to call Officer Christopher Sullivan at 617-349-3307 or email PDTrafficSupervisors@cambridgepolice.org.
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