A Limington man was arrested Saturday in connection with a hit-and-run incident Friday evening involving a Limington teenager.

Christopher Stevens, 57, was arrested by the York County Sheriff’s Office after he called to report that he had struck Chelsey Jackson, 16, said Chief Deputy William L. King Jr. He said Stevens called after seeing reports of the accident on a television news report.

Police said Jackson suffered two broken legs and damage to her left elbow and collarbone when she was struck by Stevens’ 2009 GMC pickup truck as she walked along Route 11 at the intersection of River Road around 5:30 p.m. Friday.

Police said Stevens told police he thought he had hit a deer but after watching news reports suspected he may have hit Jackson.

Police said Jackson was thrown into a ditch. She will undergo surgery Sunday to repair her legs at Maine Medical Center, police said.

Stevens was charged with failure to report a motor vehicle accident by the quickest means and with leaving the scene of a vehicle accident involving injury. He was being held at York County Jail on $500 bail.

The truck was seized as evidence.

Jackson is a junior at Bonny Eagle High School in Standish.

Her mother, Angela Brown Caroto, said the accident occurred less than a mile from their home on Route 11. She said a passing motorist spotted her daughter on the road and stopped. The motorist left her son with Jackson and then drove to Jackson’s home to report what happened.

Caroto said her daughter will require a lot of physical therapy to recover from her injuries.

“She is banged up. She is nervous. She doesn’t understand why someone would do this to her,” said Caroto.


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