Updated: Yarmouth Police ID pedestrian struck, critically injured but are still seeking suspect driver who fled scene

YARMOUTH – Yarmouth Police report that on Tuesday at approximately 9:35 PM, They along with Yarmouth Fire were dispatched to an unknown incident involving a pedestrian at 226 Route 28, the Howard Johnson Motel, in West Yarmouth. A 911 caller reported the pedestrian was down and injured. Officers arrived on the scene and began rendering first aid until the Yarmouth Fire Department arrived. The victim had obvious serious injuries and was transported to Cape Cod Hospital then flown to Boston via MedFlight. Based on evidence at the scene it is believed that the victim was struck by a motor vehicle while walking on Route 28. The suspect vehicle left the area before Police and Fire arrived.

Update: The victim in the crash has been identified. The identity of the victim is being withheld pending notification of the next of kin. The victim, a 62-year-old female, is from Jamaica and was working in the U.S for the summer. The victim was planning on returning home in a few weeks. We are asking for assistance from the public with the identification of the operator and vehicle involved in the crash. The crash occurred sometime around 9:30 PM in front of 229 Route 28 in West Yarmouth. The vehicle should have damage to the front end.

The crash is under investigation by the Yarmouth Police Department, Cape Cod Regional Law Enforcement Accident Reconstruction Team, and the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Department Bureau of Criminal Investigations.
Anyone with information or who may have been in the area before the crash and observed the victim walking is asked to call the Yarmouth Police Department at 508-775-0445 ex 2100.
This is the third hit and run pedestrian crash on Cape Cod since September 3rd.
On September 3rd, A man was found unresponsive on Wequaquet Lane around 4:15 AM and subsequently pronounced dead in Wequaquet Lane in Centerville, the apparently victim of a car vs pedestrian crash.

On September 10th,  at approximately 11:35 PM, officers responded to a car vs. pedestrian crash in the area of 201 Grand Avenue in Falmouth Heights. The vehicle involved fled the scene of the crash. The pedestrian who was struck was an 81-year-old male who sustained fatal injuries.

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