UPDATED: Pedestrian struck and seriously injured in Hyannis

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HYANNIS – Barnstable Police report that on Saturday at approximately 3:40 AM, officers were called to Sea Street in Hyannis for a pedestrian vs. motor vehicle accident. Officers arrived to find the victim, 26-year-old Newman Galati of Hyannis, lying on the pavement with extensive injuries consistent with being struck by a motor vehicle. Officers also encountered the operator of the motor vehicle involved, who was on-scene.

Initial statements indicated the operator was traveling on Seabrook Road and approached the intersection of Sea Street when he observed what appeared to him to be a trash bag in the roadway. The operator drove over the object and stated it felt like the vehicle had struck snow or ice. The operator pulled onto Sea Street where he noticed the vehicle was now driving awkwardly, and pulled into a side street to investigate. At that time the operator discovered he had struck Galati who was now under the vehicle. The operator backed the vehicle off of Galati and subsequently notified emergency responders sometime after his discovery.

Galati was transported to CCH with severe trauma and was taken to Tufts University Medical Center in Boston via MedFlight helicopter. He has since been transferred to a third medical facility where he is listed as being in critical but stable condition. Galati is expected to recover

The Barnstable Police Accident Reconstruction Team was called to the scene and the incident is currently under investigation. No charges have been filed against the operator at this time.
Media release furnished by Barnstable Police

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