Hit-and-run accident in Peterborough leads to search

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Published: 12/1/2021 11:50:10 AM

Following outreach on social media, the alleged culprit behind a hit-and-run in Peterborough last week has been found, according to the owner of the vehicle that was damaged.

Derek Bryant, of Bryant Landscapes and Construction, reported on the evening of Tuesday, Nov. 23, that one of his trailers had been hit by another car while turning from Route 101 onto Granite Street, after which the other driver continued westbound on Route 101.

“My employee pulled the truck off the road and got out and watched the woman drive away from the scene,” Bryant said.

Bryant contacted the Peterborough Police Department, which took to Facebook to ask for tips, specifying that the car was a red Toyota Prius, likely with extensive front-end damage, and that it had stopped at the Alltown convenience store in Peterborough. According to Bryant, the call for tips on social media worked, as the next day, he received a message saying that the car had been spotted headed toward Dublin with front-end damage.

“I drove there and saw the car parked right next to the road,” Bryant said. “I called the police and they came over and got to the bottom of it.”

The police announced Nov. 26 that the case had been  closed, with no further details to be released. 

Bryant said that although he now needs to sort through insurance, he is grateful for the help from the community and the police.

“Pretty much everyone kept an eye out and  we found them,” he said. “If it wasn’t for the Pete rborough police and their di ligent work, we may not have found who it was.”


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