Driver in Abbot home hit & run identified as a juvenile

Published: Jan. 4, 2023 at 9:10 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 6, 2023 at 9:10 AM EST
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ABBOT, Maine (WABI) - We have some new information about the hit and run accident in Abbot on Wednesday.

The driver involved in the Abbot home hit and run has been identified as a juvenile.

According to the Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Office, the juvenile swerved to avoid hitting a deer.

This caused the juvenile to strike a tree and crash into the home on Main Rd in Abbot.

The juvenile was likely going too fast and was inexperienced.

Nobody was home at the time, as the couple was in Augusta where one of them was receiving chemotherapy.

The family also told us that if they had been home at the time, the man who lives in the house would have most likely been severely injured, as the driver crashed directly into his recliner in their living room.

The juvenile, their family and the homeowners met and came to an agreement for restitution and consequences, and no formal charges are being pressed at this time.