Buxton police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the hit-and-run driver of a pickup truck that struck a pedestrian Friday night on River Road, which is Route 112.

Police Chief Troy A. Cline said in a statement Tuesday that the victim was a 17-year-old girl from Waterboro.

She suffered “serious injuries” that required her to be transported to Maine Medical Center in Portland on Friday, Cline said.

Cline provided an update in an email Tuesday, saying the “girl is back home with her parents and there is no chance she will pass away from her injuries.”

Cline said he will not be releasing the girl’s name because of her age. He said he believes the girl is a student at Massabesic High School. Waterboro is one of six towns in RSU 57.

According to Cline, the girl was crossing River Road, in the area of Christian Row, around 7:30 p.m. when she heard the pickup truck accelerate.

The teenager, who had the flashlight function of her cellphone on at the time, was almost across the road when she was struck. She had just left All That Dance, a dance studio on Route 112.

Cline said the vehicle was described as a dark-colored pickup truck that was traveling south on River Road toward Saco. The vehicle may have sustained damage to the passenger side and should be missing the passenger-side mirror.

Anyone with information about the pickup or its operator is urged to contact the Buxton Police Department at 929-5151 or 929-6612.

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