A 17-year-old struck three people with his car in Beacon and then fled the scene, City of Beacon police said in a press release issued Tuesday. On Monday, Dec. 23 at 4PM, police and emergency medical service personnel responded to the intersection of Route 9D and Main Street.

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Three pedestrians had been struck at the start of Downtown Beacon's business district, which has two prominent crosswalks in close proximity and sees a lot of foot and vehicular traffic at that particular intersection.

The driver fled the scene after the accident, police say. The three pedestrians were transported to a local hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Police charged a 17-year-old boy following their investigation into the crash. His name has been withheld because of his age.

The teen was charged with leaving the scene of a personal injury auto accident, as well as other vehicle and traffic citations. He was released to his parents on an appearance ticket.