Police are searching for the driver in a hit-and-run crash that injured a woman and killed her dog on Sunday evening in Bath.

According to Bath’s Deputy Chief Michelle Small, just before 8 p.m. on July 11, the 31-year-old Bath resident was struck while walking her dog southbound near 1421 Washington St. The vehicle that struck her and the dog was traveling north.

The woman was taken to Maine Medical Center to be treated for injuries that aren’t believed to be life-threatening. Small said the victim has since been released from the hospital and the injuries consisted of primarily road rash, and there were no broken bones.

Small said that the department has talked to one witness that saw a silver SUV in the area that police believe is a Toyota Highlander, built between 2008-2010. The vehicle is expected to have damage to the front passenger side.

The dog, which Small believed to be a Boston Terrier, belonged to the woman. Small said the dog was deceased by the time officers arrived.

According to Small, the vehicle reportedly did not slow or stop after the incident and continued driving in the same manner.


1421 Washington St. is in the northern part of Bath, near the intersection of Harward Street. The speed limit for that section of the street is 25 mph and Small characterized the area as fairly residential.

The investigation is ongoing and no other information is available at this time. At the moment, police are not releasing the name of the victim. Small said that the department has received some leads and weather was not determined be factor in the incident.

According to the Maine Institute of Transportation Engineers mapping system, there are no high-crash areas or segments in that area, or on any part of Washington Street in Bath.

High-crash locations and segments are areas that, in a three-year period, have eight or more crashes and a higher frequency of crashes than the state average for similar locations, according to the Maine Department of Transportation.

According to a 2010 study from the Maine Department of Transportation, 1,627 cars passed through that area of Washington St. during 24-hour period in the month of November.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Bath Police Department at (207) 443-5563.

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