Bridgewater Police Cite Motorist after Child is Struck in Crosswalk


Bridgewater Police Department
Christopher Delmonte, Chief of Police
220 Pleasant St.
Bridgewater, MA 02324

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Media Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003

Bridgewater Police Cite Motorist after Child is Struck in Crosswalk

BRIDGEWATER — Chief Christopher Delmonte reports that the Bridgewater Police Department is investigating an incident in which a child was struck by a motor vehicle.

Police, fire, and EMS responded to the intersection of Center and Mt. Prospect streets near the Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School at approximately 3:30 p.m. for a report of a pedestrian struck. Upon arrival, rescuers found a male child, age 7, who had been struck by a pickup truck.

The child was riding a scooter with his mother at the time of the incident and was in a crosswalk when he was struck.

The victim was taken by Bridgewater Fire Department ambulance to a Boston hospital with injuries that are considered serious but not life-threatening. Both the boy and his mother, who was not injured, are from Bridgewater.

The motorist remained at the scene. He is identified as a 31-year-old Harvard man, and he was driving a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 pickup truck.

The driver was cited for Failure to Stop for a Pedestrian in a Crosswalk.

This incident remains under investigation by the Bridgewater Police Department.