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Rhinelander police searching for driver of hit and run accidentSubmitted: 09/10/2013
Story By Shardaa Gray

Rhinelander police searching for driver of hit and run accident
Photos By Shardaa Gray

RHINELANDER - Rhinelander police need your help with a hit and run accident from this evening.

A minivan hit a motorcycle around 5:30 this evening.

The motorcyclist told our reporter the minivan hit him.

The accident happened right outside of the Paper Mill on Davenport and Pelican street.

The motorcyclist had a few scratches on his back, but was ok.

He refused to go to the hospital.

Rhinelander police says video from surveillance cameras at the mill will help find the driver of the minivan.

"The Paper Mill has some exterior video to monitor Davenport street traffic. So it will give us better picture and video of what exactly happened in the accident," said Rhinelander police sergeant, Kurt Helke.

"But at this time we are looking for that second vehicle. So we could talk to the driver. The quicker they would cooperate and identify themselves to police would prevent further additional charges."

Police don't know how the accident happened.

They think the video will help them get the license plate number.

"That's another thing we're going to have to look at the video image to see if we can enhance it to get the detail of the license plate," Helke said.

"Right now we have a pretty good idea of the make and model of the vehicle. And we'll gather further details as we progress."

Police say there will be additional charges if the crime doesn't come forward.


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