A man in his 70s is in critical condition after authorities say a police cruiser hit him as he was crossing a street in Quincy, Massachusetts. The incident happened at 7:21 a.m.
– News covered by Quincy Quarry News with commentary added.
Quincy Police Cruiser hits and critically injures seventy-nine year old man.
Reports indicate that the officer driving the cruiser was responding to a medical call with its lights flashing but not sounding its siren.
The victim, Giovanni Angelucci, a beloved long time local barber who has long operated a one man shop in Quincy Center, was rushed to Boston Medical Center Wednesday morning and is said to be in critical condition.
Local broadcast media noted that video of the accident was captured by the security camera system for a business adjacent to the accident scene but did not run the video as it was decided it was too graphic.
At ~7:21am, Quincy Police were responding to a medical call w/CPR in progress. As officers responded, w/emergency lights activated, a pedestrian was struck as he crossed Independence Av. The pedestrian was transp to BMC in critical condition. More info: https://t.co/FF7ZC780WH pic.twitter.com/Vu5bJmpvXH
— Quincy Police (@quincymapolice) August 7, 2019
While the Quincy Police Department posted word of the accident on social media, Quincy Quarry has not seen any official comment about the accident from either Quincy Police Chief Paul “The Beav” Keenan or his brother-in-law Quincy Mayor Thomas P. Koch.
At most, word was announced that the Weymouth Police Department will be handling the accident investigation as well as that the officer who struck the pedestrian has been placed on paid leave.