Maine Man Arrested for Hitting Bicyclist Then Driving Away
Daniel Willey, 27 of Bath, is in police custody following a hit and run involving a bicyclist Monday night.
According to the Kennebec Journal, the incident occurred at the intersections of Middle and Russell streets in Bath. Witnesses say an unnamed cyclist was riding through the intersection on a motorized bike when Willey came driving through, hit the cyclist, then continued driving. The rider of the bike was seriously injured and taken to Maine Medical Center. Those injuries include serious ones to the head and leg of the rider. Surgery is expected to take place later today. The identity of the cyclist is currently being withheld.
Accoring to the KJ, Willey fled the scene of the crash and proceeded to return home and tell his family about what had happened. It appears that following the conversation, members of his family went to speak with police and identified their family member as the one who had caused the crash.
Daniel Willey most likely fled the scene out of fear of arrest for driving without a license. Police took Willey into custody and have charged him with failure to stop at an accident involving personal injury which, because of the severity of the injuries caused, becomes a class C felony. The suspect was also charged with causing serious bodily injury or death while operating on a revoked license, also a Class C felony, and operating while license is revoked or suspended. Willey is due in court on September 8th.
We will keep this story updated and provide new information on both the suspect in custody as well as the unnamed victim and their condition as authorities release more information as the investigation continues.