Bridgewater Police Seek Public’s Help Identifying Witness to Fatal Crash
BRIDGEWATER — Chief Christopher Delmonte and the Bridgewater Police Department are seeking to identify a motorist who they believe witnessed yesterday’s fatal crash between a motorcycle and a sedan.
The driver of a silver sedan was in the area at the time of the crash yesterday morning on Route 18, and Bridgewater Police are seeking to identify that driver as a witness to the crash. They believe the driver may have valuable information they can share with investigators.
The person is being sought as a witness, and is not a suspect in the crash itself.
Motorcycle rider Richard Silva, age 71, of Brockton died from injuries sustained in the crash. The driver of the second vehicle involved in the crash was arrested and subsequently arraigned today in Brockton District Court.
Anyone who believes they may know the identity of the driver is asked to call the Bridgewater Police Department Detectives Division at 508-697-0914.
Manchester-by-the-Sea Seeks Firefighter/Paramedic
The following is a message from the Town of Manchester-by-the-Sea:
Manchester-by-the-Sea MA is seeking a highly responsible candidate for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic to fill an immediate vacancy.
Minimum applicant qualifications:
NREMT or Massachusetts Paramedic certification
Pro-Board or equivalent FF I/II certification
Valid Driver’s License – CDL-B with Air brake endorsement preferred
Drug and marijuana free
Able to pass a comprehensive criminal background investigation
Starting salary range: $25.76 – $27.06 per hour DOQ (plus fringe benefits and other applicable incentives)
To participate in the hiring process, send a cover letter and resume before 4 p.m. on Sept. 7 to:
Fire Chief George Kramlinger
12 School St.
Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 01944
Questions regarding this hiring process should be addressed to the above or call 978-526-4040.
All submissions will be reviewed and the most highly qualified candidates will be invited to participate in one or more interviews and assessments.
Employment will be contingent upon the satisfactory results of a number of pre-placement conditions. Continued employment will be contingent upon maintaining paramedic certification and successful completion of the MFA Career Recruit program (if not already accomplished).
The Town of Manchester-by-the-Sea is an AA/EOE employer.
Bridgewater Police Identify Motorcyclist Killed in Crash
Bridgewater Police Department
Christopher D. Delmonte
Chief of Police
220 Pleasant St.
Bridgewater, MA 01930
Bridgewater Police Investigating Fatal Crash on Route 18
BRIDGEWATER — Chief Christopher Delmonte reports that the Bridgewater Police Department is continuing their investigation into a motor vehicle crash between a sedan and a motorcycle on Bedford Street (Route 18) Thursday morning that resulted in the death of the motorcyclist.
The driver of the sedan, ANTHONY HATHAWAY, AGE 29, OF WHITMAN has been arrested and faces numerous charges including:
Motor Vehicle Homicide while Operating Under the Influence of Drugs
Endangering a Child while Operating Under the Influence of Drugs
Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle
Marked Lanes Violation
HATHAWAY was taken to the hospital for evaluation after the crash and has since been released and is in the custody of Bridgewater Police.
At approximately 11:50 a.m. Thursday, police, firefighters and paramedics responded to the area of 350 Bedford St. Upon arrival, rescuers found a Toyota sedan and motorcycle that had crashed. The motorcycle rider was found with serious, life-threatening injuries. The motorcycle rider was transported via Bridgewater Fire ambulance to Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton where he was pronounced dead.
The victim’s identity is not being released pending positive identification and notification of his next of kin.
HATHAWAY remained at the scene. An investigation determined he was under the influence of drugs, and he was arrested. Inside his vehicle was a 7-year-old boy, who was unharmed in the crash. The child has been placed in the care of his mother.
The initial investigation indicates that HATHAWAY was travelling northbound on Route 18 when he allegedly crossed the center line and drove into the southbound lane of traffic in order to pass the vehicle in front of him.
The motorcycle rider was travelling southbound when he was struck head-on by the sedan.
The crash is being investigated by the Bridgewater Police Department.
HATHAWAY will likely be arraigned Friday in Brockton District Court.
Route 18, from Cottage Street to Winter Street, will be closed in both directions for several hours while the crash is being investigated.
These are allegations. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty.