Wednesday update: Driver cited as police officer on road detail continues to recover after being struck by car on Route 28 in Yarmouth

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YARMOUTH – A pedestrian was struck by a car in Yarmouth just before 10 AM Tuesday. The incident happened on Route 28 by the Bayside Resort. The victim was transported by ambulance to a Boston hospital. Route 28 was closed in the area while the scene was worked. The driver of a Toyota 4runner stayed on the scene and was cooperating with Yarmouth Police who are investigating the incident. The road reopened about 2 PM.

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Update from Yarmouth Police: Yarmouth Police and Fire crews responded to Route 28 near Rosemary Lane late Tuesday morning after a Yarmouth Police Traffic Officer was struck by a car while working a detail. The officer was in the roadway wearing high-visibility clothing at the time he was struck. The vehicle’s operator remained on the scene while police investigated. The Traffic Officer was alert when transported to a Boston area hospital with unknown injuries, and his family has been notified. Yarmouth Police are still investigating the crash with the assistance of the Cape Cod Regional Law Enforcement Council Crash Reconstruction unit and the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Department Bureau of Criminal Investigations.

5 PM update from Yarmouth Police: The Traffic Safety Officer struck today suffered multiple injuries but is in good condition at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston. Traffic Officer Sean Ryan is a 12-year veteran of the department. The vehicle’s operator is a 74-year-old male from West Yarmouth. The operator remained on the scene and was questioned by investigators. Charges are pending based on the outcome of the investigation.

11 PM update from Yarmouth Police: Traffic Officer and 911 Telecommunicator Sean Ryan, a 12-year veteran, suffered multiple injuries but is in good condition at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston. My thoughts and prayers are with Officer Ryan for a speedy recovery. The vehicle’s operator, a 74-year-old male from West Yarmouth, remained on the scene and is cooperating with investigators. Charges are pending based on the outcome of the investigation. Let’s continue to keep Officer Ryan and his family in our thoughts during this challenging time.

Noon Wednesday update from Yarmouth Police: The Yarmouth Police Department received a 911 call on February 6th at 10:56 a.m. reporting an officer directing traffic had been struck by a motor vehicle. Traffic Safety Officer Sean Ryan, a 12-year veteran of the Yarmouth Police Department, had been assigned to a road construction detail on Route 28 in West Yarmouth when he was hit. Ryan also serves as a full-time Public Safety Dispatcher. Yarmouth Traffic Safety Officers are trained and certified to work traffic details.

The driver of the vehicle that struck the officer, Steven Golebiowski, 76, of West Yarmouth, was cited for Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Mark Lanes Violations. Additionally, a request for immediate threat license suspension was filed with the Registry of Motor Vehicles and Golebiowski’s driver’s license has been suspended.

Sean Ryan remains in stable condition at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and is receiving treatment for multiple injuries.

The Yarmouth Police Department extends its gratitude to the men and women of the Yarmouth Fire Department who arrived promptly and provided critical emergency medical treatment to Traffic Safety Officer Ryan. They also thank the members of the Cape Cod Regional Law Enforcement Council Crash Investigation Unit and members of the Barnstable County Bureau of Criminal Investigation for their assistance in the investigation.



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