Man in critical condition after being struck by Fairhaven police cruiser

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FAIRHAVEN, Mass. (WPRI) — An investigation is underway after a pedestrian was struck by a Fairhaven Police Cruiser Tuesday night, according to Bristol County District Attorney’s Office.

The DA’s office says the cruiser struck a 32-year-old man from South Weymouth in the roadway around 11 p.m., just west of 7-Eleven.

Police say the officer driving the cruiser immediately stopped and called for help. Fairhaven Police officers began medical care until paramedics arrived on scene, according to the police department.

Fairhaven Police say the pedestrian suffered serious injuries and was transported to St. Luke’s Hospital by ambulance. He was later transferred to Brigham and Women’s in Boston, where he remains in critical condition, according to the DA’s office.

Video from the scene shows officers examining a police cruiser, that had a blue tarp partially covering it. Witnesses also sent in video of the reconstruction team on scene.

The officer who was driving the cruiser has been placed on administrative leave, as protocol, according to the police department.

The DA’s office says that since the next of kin has not yet been notified, the office can not identify the victim at this time.

Massachusetts State Police investigators assigned to the Bristol County District Attorney’s office are leading the investigation.

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