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Posted on: July 18, 2021

Fitchburg Police investigate hit and run injury crash

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Incident Type: Fitchburg Police investigate hit and run injury crash

Location: 2100 High Ridge Trail

Incident Date: 7/18/21

Release Date: 7/18/21

Incident number: FP21-12667

Prepared By: Sgt. Johnston

Incident Details: 

At 8:07 p.m. tonight Fitchburg officers were dispatched to High Ridge Trail for a report of someone hit by a vehicle.  Officers learned on scene a six year old girl was struck by a vehicle while riding her bike on the 2100 block of High Ridge Trail.  The girl was able to walk home and was transported to the hospital by Fitchrona EMS with non-life threatening injuries.  Based on statements obtained, the incident occurred between 7:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. between Cahill Main and Fish Hatchery Rd with the suspect vehicle traveling eastbound on High Ridge Trail.

The suspect vehicle is described as a gray, four door sedan, with older front end damage driven by a Hispanic male in his 20’s. The vehicle was last seen by witnesses headed eastbound on High Ridge Trail towards Fish Hatchery Rd after yelling at the girl to stay out of the road.  

If you have any information regarding this incident, or recognize the suspect or suspect vehicle please contact the Fitchburg Police Department. You can also remain anonymous by contacting Madison Area Crime Stoppers at (608)266-6014 or by visiting

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