Police investigating potentially fatal hit-and-run

Oct 04, 2016
Photo by: Matthew Bernat Wareham Police stationed on Aunt Hannah's Lane Tuesday morning where a truck involved in a hit-and-run may be parked.

Police may have located a white pickup truck involved in a serious accident that left one person with life-threatening injuries, according to initial emergency broadcasts.

A 56-year-old man was taken to Tobey Hospital on Monday night after a hit-and-run near 3029 Cranberry Highway.

At approximately 8:30 p.m., Wareham Police Department officers, along with the Onset Fire Department and Wareham EMS personnel responded to the area, located near McDonald’s.

Wareham Police responded to Aunt Hannah’s Lane, located off of Onset Avenue, Tuesday morning where a white pickup truck had been parked in a wooded area behind a home.

On Tuesday morning, Wareham officers were stationed near where the pickup was parked to keep the public away. Officers declined to comment at the scene.

According to emergency broadcasts, it was believed the truck may have been involved in the accident.

Route 6 west and eastbound lanes from Onset Avenue to Glen Charlie Road were closed during the investigation. Police said witness statements regarding the incident and the involved vehicle are being compiled at this time.

The identity of the injured man is being withheld at this time.

Comments (7)
Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Oct 04, 2016 11:55

Poor guy.  Sorry to hear.  This happens a lot on that stretch of road.  Every few months a bad accident of some kind happens in that area.  It's a dangerous place to travel.  Especially if not in a vehicle.  Pedestrians, bicycles, and 4 lanes of busy State Highway are a bad combination.  Unfortunately there are many places to live, shop, and eat on both sides of the road, so people are going to place themselves in vulnerable positions.


What does it take to get the State to create dedicated cross-walks with stop-lights?  A few of those in critical spots would offer a safe place to cross.  Those can't be too expensive.  Then there are footbridges.  Maybe a pie-in-the-sky and considered too expensive and impractical.  But right there where he got hit would be a great place to put one.  Getting across to the Cranberry Plaza is where I see the most pedestrians crossing.



Posted by: Chaka | Oct 04, 2016 17:43

Jersey concrete barriers or even orange plastic barriers could be put up cheaply, quickly and easily. So sorry for the family and friends who lost someone last night.


Posted by: Swifts_Sheriff | Oct 04, 2016 22:15

You got to be the lowest of scum to hit a person with your car and leave to person to die ... POS ....

Posted by: Peaches0409 | Oct 05, 2016 10:23

I agree Swifts! There's only one reason you don't stop. Sickening!

Posted by: Chaka | Oct 05, 2016 14:12

I'm horrified by all the hit and runs I hear about on the nightly news. Now it's become a rarity where a person stops and helps. Have we really sunk so low as a society? Not to mention with all the cameras or pairs of eyes out there, eventually the person is caught.

Posted by: wtbarber | Oct 13, 2016 12:29

Any updates on the truck and the driver?  any confirmation on that the truck found was the vehicle from the accident?

Posted by: Matthew Bernat | Oct 13, 2016 14:22

Hi WTBarber, I've called/emailed the Plymouth County's DA office/State Police/Wareham Police multiple times since the accident and haven't heard a response yet. Not sure what is going on. Once there's new information it will be posted ASAP.

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