Driver who hit Hillsboro boy, girl comes forward

Driver who hit Hillsboro boy, girl comes forward

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by KGW.com Staff

kgw.com

Posted on July 13, 2014 at 2:11 PM

Updated Monday, Jul 14 at 9:17 AM

HILLSBORO, Ore. – A man turned himself in to police after a hit-and-run injured a 9-year-old boy and a 10-year-old girl Saturday.

Kevin Borchert, 48, came forward Sunday to say he may have hit the children with his Porsche Boxster, which matched the description of the suspect vehicle, said Sgt. Eric Bunday of the Hillsboro Police Department.

Witnesses said that at about 9:30 p.m. Saturday a dark green compact convertible was headed westbound on Southeast Borwick Street when it struck the boy, Aidan Penney, in the head with its passenger side rear view mirror.

"We saw him coming and we got hit," Penney said. "It was really quick. It looked like he was speeding."

The force pushed Penney into his cousin, who was walking with him. She suffered minor injuries. The mirror was also shorn off the car, Bunday said.

At first, the boy’s family thought he only had minor injuries, but his father told KGW Sunday that his leg was broken in the hit-and-run. He said it could have been much worse.

"Just slow down. It's not worth a life," said Jonathan Penney. "Another six inches to the right and it would have been a whole different news report."

Borchert was arrested for reckless driving and failure to perform the duties of a driver.

 

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