Rockland Police say an investigation into an alleged hit-and-run, involving a pedestrian, led them to the man who reported the incident.

What Happened in the Crash?

Officers were called to the area of 25 North Main Street in Rockland just after 10:00 on the night of February 24th. The caller told dispatchers that a female pedestrian had been struck by a vehicle. He also told authorities that the vehicle responsible had then sped off. The woman suffered serious injuries. At the time of the crash, police said they had a person of interest but they were very interested in talking to anyone who may have witnessed the incident.

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Who Has Been Summonsed?

On Tuesday, Rockland Police said they've charged Samuel Richman, 42, of Searsmont with failing to report an accident involving personal injury. The charge was elevated to a felony because of the extent of the woman's injuries. Officials say Richman is the one who called emergency services for the injured pedestrian and allegedly lied to law enforcement and emergency personnel about his involvement in the crash.

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