By Benjamin Paulin/Brockton Enterprise
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.
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
Allston couple struck heading home from Fenway Park
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.
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