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Search for driver in fatal hit-and-run in Lowell

 


Lunenburg police investigating crash that injured pedestrian

LUNENBURG, Mass. — Lunenburg police are searching for a person who may have witnessed a hit-and-run crash and then left the area after the victim asked the driver for help.

The pedestrian was struck and seriously injured in the crash at 5:30 a.m. on Feb. 27. Police said the vehicle that struck the victim stopped and then sped away. Police said the victim was hit from behind by a pickup truck that had a snow plow mounted on it.

A residential video shows a second vehicle, traveling in same direction as the truck, stopped a few seconds after the accident. Police said the operator got out, and the victim asked for help. That operator got back into the vehicle and left.

The suspect pickup is described as a light-colored, possibly white, 1999 to 2003 Chevrolet or GMC pickup with a yellow plow. The pickup is a single cab with black molding around the wheel wells and black molding on the side, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Lunenburg Police Department at 978-582-4531.


20131108-101813.jpg A 19-year-old Norwood man will face charges in
connection with a hit-and-run crash that claimed the life of a
Canton woman Thursday. The 63-year-old victim was struck at the
intersection of Chapman and Wattles streets at about 6:20 p.m.,
police said. She was taken to a Boston hospital, where she was
pronounced dead. The driver of the car involved, a white Mercury
sedan, fled the scene and returned a short time later, police
said.


Allston couple struck heading home from Fenway Park

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They were left for dead on a Boston street, amid the commotion of the Red Sox World Series win.

But now the couple that was run down on their bicycles has a message for the hit-and-run driver.

The Red Sox had just won last Wednesday night when Keith Gagnon, 26, and his girlfriend, DeAnna Campbell, 25, hopped on their bikes at the Cask ‘n Flagon and headed home to Allston.

“That’s one of our routes that we do all the time, because usually there’s not a lot of cars,” said Gagnon.

“Went to get our bikes to try to beat the rush of everyone,” said Campbell.

They had just crossed the busy footbridge at Franklin and Lincoln Streets near the Massachusetts Turnpike when they were struck and abandoned.

“Just to be here living, breathing, I just have to be grateful for that,” said Campbell, saying they remember little of what actually happened.

Police caught up with Joseph Besnilian, 23, just blocks away. He has been charged with operating under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident resulting in injury.

“Whatever his own internal struggle is, I hope him the best. I’m just angry more at the fact that our lifestyle was interrupted,” said Campbell.

One week later, with serious leg injuries, broken teeth, a concussion and staples, the young couple isn’t angry or mad. They’re incredibly grateful to be here, and determined to get back on a bike

“I’m not going to let it scare me away from life,” said Gagnon.

“For both of us it’s a fight to get better, a fight to together to get well,” he said.

They are equally determined to make cycling in the city safer.

“From this, I hope people can be more aware again that cyclists – we do share the road with you – but we’re not cars,” said Campbell.


CHELSEA, Mass.

Chelsea Police are looking for the driver of a dark-colored sedan that allegedly hit and critically injured a 57-year-old man in front of 242 Washington Avenue Monday night.

Watch NewsCenter 5’s report http://m.wcvb.com/news/Man-57-run-down-in-Chelsea-police-seek-driver/-/17428308/22683090/-/iqjlan/-/index.html

Police said that a witness told them that the driver apparently knew they hit someone, as the driver briefly stopped before speeding off from the scene.

Witnesses said the victim was thrown and landed in the street and partially rolled under a parked car.

“I heard someone screaming. My mom said call police and I ran over,” said Kiana Rivera.

“It was pretty bad, because I spoke with the police officer and he said it doesn’t look good,” said Beverly Ross, who witnessed the crash.

The victim, whose name was not released, was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

Police said the car, possibly dark green in color, likely had damage to its front end and windshield.


Police investigate crash on Wood Street

Middleborough MA

A 58-year-old man riding his bicycle on Wood Street in Middleborough was killed Friday night by a hit-and-run driver, police said.

The man’s bicycle was struck from behind by the driver who fled, police said.

A crime scene was set up with a man’s ball cap, shoe and a bag of groceries on the street visible to reporters.

Police were talking to homeowners in the vicinity of the crash to determine if any might have surveillance cameras.

A driver who was traveling on Wood Street witnessed the crash and was being interviewed by police Friday night.

Investigators from the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office and the Massachusetts State Police were investigating.

The victim’s name was not immediately released by police.


Teacher, Kimberly Ann English, 49, of Swampscott faces charges in hit-and-run crash http://www.wcvb.com/news/local/boston-north/lynn-teacher-faces-charges-in-hitandrun-crash/-/11984708/21881674/-/gikmyu/-/index.html?absolute=true via @WCVB

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