Fairhaven Pedestrian Crash Investigation

Bristol County District Attorney’s Office
Thomas M. Quinn III
District Attorney​

Press Release
August 26, 2020​​​​​​​​​​
Massachusetts State Police are currently investigating a  motor vehicle vs. pedestrian crash involving a Fairhaven Police cruiser, which occurred late last night.
At around 11 p.m. Tuesday, a Fairhaven Police cruiser was being driven westbound on Route 6 when it struck a pedestrian in the roadway just west of the 7-Eleven convenience store.
The pedestrian, a 32-year-old man with a last known address in South Weymouth, 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 at this time.
The police cruiser involved in the crash was a 2014 Ford Explorer.
Since the victim’s next of kin has yet to be identified and notified of the crash, our office cannot identify him at this time.
The investigation into this crash is being conducted by Massachusetts State Police detectives assigned to the district attorney’s office and accident reconstruction is being conducted by the Massachusetts State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section.
Gregg Miliote
Director of Communications