Police searching for hit-and-run driver that injured skateboarder in Pawtucket

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PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WPRI) ─ Police are searching for a woman suspected of hitting a Providence man with her car Monday night and speeding off.

The woman, according to police, was driving in Pawtucket around 11 p.m. when she hit the 19-year-old man at the intersection of Exchange Street and Roosevelt Avenue. An eyewitness told police the woman took off soon after.

Linda Borges, the mother of the victim, tells Eyewitness News her son was skateboarding when he was hit. Her son told her that instead of slowing down as he was crossing the street, the woman sped up.

“I don’t know how cruel someone can be to just leave someone like that,” she said. “She hit him head on, causing him to go airborne.”

Borges said she recently connected with the eyewitness, who told her the woman got out of her car and said, “I don’t have time for this,” before driving away.

Borges said both of her son’s legs are broken and he’s still recovering at Rhode Island Hospital. Thankfully he’s in good spirits, Borges said, but it pains her to think about what would’ve happened had the eyewitness not been there.

“My son was left in the street with broken legs,” Borges said. “I hope his screams haunt her in the middle of the night until she turns herself in or gets caught.”

“I’m so thankful to still have him,” she continued.

The suspect is described as a Black woman between 30-40 years old with reddish or orange-colored hair.

The eyewitness said her vehicle was a silver Honda SUV with a license plate containing “NK.” Police believe the vehicle will have significant front-end damage.

Anyone with information on the hit-and-run or the suspect is asked to contact the Pawtucket Police Traffic Division at (401) 727-9100 ext. 729.

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