ACTON — Police Chief Richard Burrows and the Acton Police Department report that a longtime Acton business owner is offering a $5,000 reward to anyone who provides information leading to the identification of a driver who struck a 13-year-old pedestrian.
Jeff Bursaw, the 4th-generation owner of Bursaw Gas and Oil on Great Road in Acton, said he is offering the reward because the crash victim’s older brother is a valued employee, and that the news of what happened brought him to tears.
“The driver hasn’t been identified yet so I want to try to rustle the leaves up a little bit,” Bursaw said. “Somebody out there has to know something and hopefully this will help prompt them to come forward.”
Acton Police continue to investigate the crash, which left a 13-year-old boy in critical but stable condition at a Boston area hospital. The boy was struck in a crosswalk on Great Road on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at approximately 6:15 p.m., in the area of Harris Street.
Acton Police have released a surveillance video from a nearby business that shows two vehicles that were on Great Road in the area at the time of the crash, but they have so far been unable to identify the drivers of those vehicles. Police would like to speak to the drivers of both of those vehicles.
Police are interested in any information the public has on a sedan seen passing through the area, and a dark-colored sport utility vehicle that passed through a short time earlier.
To view the surveillance video showing the two vehicles that were in the area at the time, click here.
Anyone with information on this incident, or information on the vehicle involved, is asked to call Acton Police at 978-929-7711.