Fall River Police are asking witnesses or those with information to step forward as they continue to investigate a hit-and-run crash that seriously injured a 36-year-old man, identified by his family as Josh Camara, a beloved father of six.

On Friday at around 8:33 p.m., police responded to the area of 368 Globe Street for reports that a pedestrian had been hit by a car. A preliminary investigation, conducted by Officer Rory McCoomb, revealed that a man was standing near his vehicle and had the driver’s door open when a blue sedan traveling west on Globe Street struck him and the car door. The sedan then allegedly fled the scene and was last seen headed west on Globe Street, according to Lt. Jay D. Huard, press information officer for the Fall River Police Department.

The injured pedestrian was transported to Rhode Island Hospital with serious injuries and is listed in stable condition, Lt. Huard said.

On Saturday, a vehicle that matched the description of the suspect vehicle was located in the area of Jencks and Alden Streets. The vehicle, a blue Mercedes, had heavy damage on the passenger side. The Mercedes was towed into the Fall River Police Department for processing by Crime Scene Unit detectives, according to Lt. Huard.

Submitted Photo/Camara Family
Submitted Photo/Camara Family

While Huard did not identify the victim, a female relative of Josh Camara contacted WBSM to say that they want justice for a beloved family leader. While family members did not see the crash, the relative said some of them heard the impact and stepped outside to find Camara on the pavement. She said a Good Samaritan stopped and administered first aid until an ambulance arrived. She said the family is traumatized.

"Anyone with any information, please contact the police," she said. "The family just wants justice."

The relative said friends and family members did some of their own sleuthing to help police find the suspect vehicle, and suggested that a suspect is known to police, although the Fall River Police Department did not verify those details.

Detectives from the Major Crimes Division are currently conducting a follow-up investigation, Huard said. Any witness or any person with any information regarding the incident is encouraged to contact the Fall River Police Department at (508) 676-8511 and/or Detective Dwaine Cabeceiras of the Major Crimes Division at (508) 324- 2796.

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