Fairhaven Police Investigating Hit and Run
Fairhaven Police are investigating a hit and run incident that occurred early Saturday morning.
Police responded to the area of 55 Sycamore Street just after 2AM Saturday morning after reports of two individuals lying in the road, according to a release.
When police arrived on scene, they found a 40-year-old unconscious female and a 50-year-old male who was conscious and walking under his own power.
Both victims were transported to St. Luke's Hospital with serious injuries. The female victim was later airlifted to Boston Medical Center by MedFlight.
Police were notified of the accident by a passing snowplow driver. Both were said to have bee unconscious when they were initially found. The male eventually regained consciousness, but was unable to provide any details of the incident.
According to the release, it appeared the two were walking northbound in the roadway on Sycamore Street when they were struck from behind by a vehicle near the intersection of Morton Street and launched 25 feet north.
Fairhaven Officers canvassed the neighborhood and spoke with area residents to determine if anyone had any information. Fairhaven Detectives are investigating the case, while Officer James Bettencourt and Massachusetts State Police Trooper Ed O'Hara are completing an accident reconstruction of the scene.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Fairhaven Police Detectives at 508-997-7421. Callers can remain anonymous.