Police arrest suspect in hit-and-run of Troy High School student

By: Terry Oparka | Troy Times | Published October 30, 2015 | Updated October 30, 2015 4:40pm

UPDATED at 2:19 p.m. — Troy police have arrested a man who said he struck a Troy High School student on his way to school the morning of Oct. 30.

Police said the student, 17, was riding his bike on Northfield Parkway, at Perrin Street, south of Long Lake Road and west of Crooks Road, to school when a vehicle described as an SUV reportedly struck him, then left the scene.

Troy police Capt. Robert Redmond said the suspect vehicle has been impounded.
Redmond said the driver told police he drops his child off at the school every morning. Police determined he was doing the speed limit, 25 mph, and was not at fault for the crash.

“It appears the bicyclist was at fault,” Redmond said.

It was dark outside at the time of the crash, according to reports.

“The suspect is potentially facing criminal charges for leaving the scene,” Redmond said. “Any further charges will depend on the results of the ongoing investigation and the extent of the injuries. He told police he left the scene because he doesn’t have a driver’s license.”
Redmond said the student remained in critical, but stable condition.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the student and their family,” said Kerry Birmingham, community and media relations director for the Troy School District.

Any witnesses to the incident are asked to contact Troy police at (248) 524-3477.