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UPDATED: Wilmington Motorcyclist Struck by North Andover Woman

The driver of a black Mercedes allegedly fled the scene.

Editor's Note: The following story was updated at 7:30 p.m. with the names of the drivers involved in this afternoon's collision in Andover.

State Police located the operator of a black Mercedes that was involved in a hit and run accident with a motorcycle driven by a Wilmington man on Route 125 in Andover today.

State Police spokesman Trooper Sean Murphy said that the motocyclist, 22-year-old Adam Schainost of Wilmington, was seriously injured in the incident that occurred on Route 125 near Route 28 around 3:15 p.m.

Murphy said that police believe that the Mercedes, driven by 66-year-old North Andover resident Jinhi Kim, was traveling north on Route 125 when she swerved into oncoming traffic and collided with the motorcyclist.

Schainost was transported to Lawrence General Hospital with serious injuries. Kim had left the scene of the accident but was pulled over farther down the road due to a flat tire. Police located her shortly after responding to the accident.

Kim is being charged with leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and marked lanes violation.

Check back with Patch for any further details as they become available.

Ed Giroux September 15, 2011 at 03:35 PM
oh was the new update from 730 pm yesterday? it said new update!
Matt Schooley September 15, 2011 at 03:42 PM
Sorry, Ed, it was indeed from last night. I'll let you know if I hear of anything else new to update again! Thanks for reading.
Kathy Chalmers September 29, 2011 at 10:29 PM
How is Adam Schainost doing? Is he out of the hospital? I hope he is better. What is the world coming to? How could she leave the scenen? This seems pretty terrible to me.

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