Person Hit by Fairhaven Police Cruiser; Bristol DA Investigating
A Fairhaven Police cruiser hit a pedestrian late Tuesday night and a man was seriously injured, Fairhaven Police Department Lt. Kevin Kobza has confirmed.
Fairhaven Police responded to the area of 188 Huttleston Avenue (Rt. 6) at around 11 p.m. on Aug. 25 for a report of a pedestrian crash involving a cruiser. The officer behind the wheel immediately stopped and summoned help, Kobza said. Fairhaven Police officers initiated medical care until paramedics arrived.
The man suffered serious injuries and was transported by ambulance to St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford. The incident is under investigation by Massachusetts State Police investigators assigned to the Bristol County District Attorney's Office, Kobza said.
The victim has been identified by the D.A.'s Office only as a 32-year-old man with a last known address in Weymouth, with further identification pending next of kin. He was rendered aid by the officer driving the cruiser, and was then rushed to St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford after sustaining serious injuries.
The victim has since been transferred to Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, where he remains in critical condition.
The police cruiser involved in the crash was a 2014 Ford Explorer, but the identity of the officer involved in the crash has not been released.