, Salem, MA

Local News

April 26, 2013

Pedestrian hurt in hit-and-run

PEABODY — A 75-year-old man was transported to Salem Hospital with significant injuries yesterday afternoon after he was struck outside his house by a vehicle that fled the scene, police say.

The victim, identified as William Story of 25 Roycroft Road, was washing his car outside his residence around noon when he went into the roadway for some reason and was struck from behind, Lt. Arthur Yeo said.

Story was alert and conscious when emergency personnel arrived at the scene but had sustained a large laceration to his head. His injuries did not appear to be life-threatening, and a Salem Hospital representative said he had already been discharged last night.

The vehicle that struck him — described as a green Maxima — was later located by police at the Motel 6 in Danvers, but the suspect had left that scene, too, apparently fleeing in a red 2008 Toyota Camry. A be-on-the-lookout alert was issued throughout the region, and the state police’s crime unit responded to process the vehicle.

Yeo said that police believe they know the identity of the driver and a warrant has been issued for his arrest.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local News

AP Video
Johnson: Six Arrests, No Tear Gas in Ferguson Raw: Rescue, Relief Efforts at Japan Landslide Cadavers, a Teen, and a Medical School Dream Raw: Woman Escorted From Ferguson Protests California Drought Stings Honeybees, Beekeepers Officer Who Pointed Gun at Protesters Suspended Holder Hopes to Bring Calm to Ferguson Today in History August 21 Holder Pledges Top Investigators for Ferguson US Mission to Rescue Hostages in Syria Failed Manfred, Torre and MLB Take Ice Bucket Challenge Bank of America Reaches Record $17B Settlement Holder Reassures Ferguson Community With Visit GlobalPost CEO Remembers Foley As a Brave Man Seth Meyers Rolls Out Emmy Red Carpet Obama: World Is Appalled by Murder of Journalist Israel, Militants Trade Fire After Talks Fail Pres. George W. Bush Takes Ice Bucket Challenge Pierce Brosnan's Call to Join the Expendables Changes Coming to No-Fly List
Comments Tracker