Police on Monday continued to search for a silver Volkswagen hatchback that allegedly failed to stop after striking a Scarborough man Friday morning on Main Street in Topsham.

The Scarborough man was directing traffic around a Bisson Moving Co. truck in front of 45 Main St., according to Topsham Police Sgt. Robert Ramsey. As the man held up one hand to stop the southbound Volkswagen in order to let cars from the northbound lane pass, the driver of the newer-model Volkswagen — who witnesses said had long hair and features that indicated the driver was a woman — “decided she wasn’t going to stop.”

The car’s front passenger side struck the Scarborough man, throwing him against the moving van. He then allegedly yelled, “Hey, you hit me,” at which point the driver allegedly slowed, but did not stop, and then sped away.

Co-workers took the man to Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick, and police weren’t notified of the incident until the following morning, according to Ramsay.

While the man was not wearing a safety vest and had no legal right to be stopping traffic, Ramsay said, “You can’t just run someone over and then leave them there.”

Police have issued a teletype to area police departments to aid in the search for the Volkswagen, which Ramsay said had stickers on the back window — one that looked like a Sugarloaf USA sticker. But at this point, he said, police have no clues as to the driver’s identity. Anyone with information should call 725-4337.

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