9-year-old recovering after hit-and-run accident

Driver's side mirror hit boy, caused injuries

HILLSBORO, Ore. (KOIN 6) — A 9-year-old boy suffered a broken leg and a scalp injury when he was hit by a car that didn’t stop in a Hillsboro residential area Saturday night.

The boy, Aidan Penney, was riding his bike in the 6500 block SE Borwick, near his home, around 8:30 p.m. when he was hit by the side mirror of a green two-door convertible.

The driver of that car did not stop.

A Hillsboro 9-year-old was injured when this side mirror from a green convertible hit him while he was biking. The driver did not stay, July 13, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)
A Hillsboro 9-year-old was injured when this side mirror from a green convertible hit him while he was biking. The driver did not stay, July 13, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)

Penney had glass in his scalp from the side mirror, and examination later at a hospital determined he had a broken leg.

Penney ‘s cousin, 10-year-old Hailey, was walking with Penney at the time of the accident, which Allyson Roberts told KOIN 6 News she witnessed.

“It hit Aidan and he flipped and went off his bike and then it hit Hailey in the back of the head and her head went like that and she fell on the ground,” said Roberts.

Hailey was the first to look around at the car that hit her and Penney.

“I looked up, and I just saw the back of the car. It was a convertible and the top was down and they started to slow down by this tree right here. Then, I saw the top kind of going up a little bit and then they just took off,” said Hailey.

Hillsboro police said early Sunday afternoon, 48-year-old Kevin Borchert contacted them to report that he thought he might have been in a crash the prior evening that involved the injured boy.

Kevin Borchert (Washington County Sheriff's Office)
Kevin Borchert (Washington County Sheriff’s Office)

Officers went to Borchert ‘s residence and determined that the damage to Borchert’s dark green 2004 Porsche Boxster matched that of the reported suspect vehicle in the hit and run.

His residence was approximately one half mile from the crash location.

Authorities arrested and lodged Borchert at the Washington County Jail on charges of failure to perform duties of driver when person is injured and reckless driving.

Just before 8 p.m. on Sunday, Borchert posted $2,000 in bail and was out of jail.

Hillsboro Police ask that anyone who may have witnesses the incident to call 503.629.0111.

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