Rochester Police bring 'sweet' delivery to Wareham woman struck by car

Aug 10, 2017
Courtesy of: Rochester Police Department Rochester Police Chief Paul Magee, Sgt. Robert Small and Officer Sean Crook bring three gallons of ice cream to crash victim Kalcey Cecca.

A pedestrian seriously injured on Wednesday August 9, after being hit by a car in Rochester is now home recovering.

Kalcey Cecca, 20 of Wareham, was walking with her dog and another pedestrian to get ice cream at Robin's Nest when she was struck by a car near 423 High Street in Rochester shortly after 5 p.m.

Setsuko Mendes, 75 of Rochester, was the driver of the car.

Cecca suffered a head injury and road rash as a result of the crash, and was conscious when Rochester police and EMS arrived on the scene. A med-flight was requested at 5:25 p.m., and diverted to a Wareham landing zone. Cecca was transported to Tobey Hospital, and then med-flighted to a Boston-area hospital.

Mendes remained on scene and cooperated with police. She was issued a citation for negligent driving and failure to yield to a pedestrian.

The Plymouth County Bureau of Investigation was on scene at 6 p.m., assisting Rochester police at the scene of the accident.

Rochester Police Chief Paul Magee, Sgt. Robert Small and Officer Sean Crook visited Cecca at her home on Friday afternoon, and brought her the ice cream she never got on Wednesday.

"[Magee, Small and Crook] delivered three gallons of her favorite flavor as a surprise," the police department posted on Facebook. "Needless to say, she was thrilled."

Comments (2)
Posted by: Linda | Aug 11, 2017 11:05

I'm not commenting on this accident.  I used to travel High St. once a week and depending on the time of day or season, it wasn't always pleasant.  Now, yesterday @ app. 5pm, we were headed on Main St., towards Paper Mill Rd. & the sun was blinding and out to the edge of the road come 6 turkeys from under the overhanging bushes.  I was going slow, but it scared the crap out of me.   Also, High St. walkers and joggers don't all walk against the traffic and a lot of them are in the road and won't pull over.  THIS ISN'T ABOUT THIS ACCIDENT!!!  I feel awful for this young lady, for her friend that witnessed this and for the older lady that hit her.

Posted by: Society for Suppression of Noise | Aug 15, 2017 09:18

Good news from the Rochester Police Facebook page:


"We are happy to report that she is home and recovering.

"Following several Facebook post about the accident, Rochester Police learned she was on her way for an ice cream that she never got.

"So today at noon Rochester Police Sergeant Robert Small, Officer Sean Crook and Chief Paul Magee delivered 3 gallons of her favorite flavor as a surprise."

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