Lewiston police say it could take several weeks before a decision is made about pursuing charges against a teenage driver who struck and critically injured a 9-year-old boy who was riding his bike in the street.

The boy, Jordan Norwood, remains in critical condition at a hospital in Portland, Lt. Adam Higgins said Wednesday. Police are waiting for a report from an accident reconstruction before making any decision on whether to charge Matthew S. Moran, the 17-year-old driver who hit Norwood Saturday on Tall Pines Drive.

Police said Moran, who has had a driver’s license for just over four months, told them he was driving a Ford Explorer on Tall Pines Drive when Norwood swerved into the path of the SUV. Norwood was not wearing a helmet and was run over by the car, according to police.

Both boys live in the same densely populated River Valley Apartments development.

Moran has no driving convictions or accidents, according to records maintained by the Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles.


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