Man struck by a passing plow recovering

YARMOUTH – Yarmouth Police have released new details on the plow vs pedestrian incident Cape Wide News reported on during the blizzard. On Saturday at 9:13 p.m., the Yarmouth Police and Fire Departments responded to the neighborhood of Cottonwood Street and Myrtle Lane in Yarmouth Port for a report a neighborhood man being struck by a passing motorist operating a pickup truck with a plow mounted on it.

First Responders arrived and treated the pedestrian for non-life threatening head, facial, and body injuries and he was subsequently transported by Yarmouth Fire Department ambulance to Cape Cod Hospital.

Police Officers at the scene determined that the operator of the pickup truck was returning to his nearby home during the height of the storm with poor visibility, high winds, and nearly 12 inches of ice and snow in the roadway.  Officers further determined that the operator was not employed by the town of Yarmouth, the plow was up, and was not in the act of plowing the roadway.

The operator of the pickup truck reported that he observed a dog walking in the roadway and then a man waving his arms for him to stop.  He further reported that he applied his brakes and tried to stop but slid on the ice and snow and was unable to do so in time.

The dog was not struck and the pedestrian is currently recovering from his injuries at Cape Cod Hospital. No motor vehicle violations were determined and no citation was issued.
Media release furnished by Yarmouth Police

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