Massachusetts State Police

Driver in Somerville Hit-and-Run Crash Turns Himself in

A 64-year-old Somerville man turned himself in after a hit-and-run crash in Somerville, Massachusetts around noon Thursday

Massachusetts State Police

The driver in a hit-and-run crash in Somerville earlier this week has turned himself in, according to Massachusetts State Police.

Authorities were searching all week for the 64-year-old driver, who fled the scene after striking a pedestrian on McGrath Highway Monday night. One person was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said.

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The driver, a man from Somerville, turned himself in at the city's police station around noon Thursday and surrendered his white 2015 Ford Transit Connect. Pictures of the man's van were released earlier this week during the search.

The man has been summonsed to appear in Somerville District Court on a charge of leaving the scene of a crash that caused personal injury. His name was withheld.

An investigation into the crash remains ongoing. Additional charges could be pressed depending on the result of that investigation, officials said.

Massachusetts State Police released this photo of a white Ford Transit Connect 2014-2021 model year from an intersection near the scene of the Somerville hit-and-run crash

An eyewitness told NBC10 Boston the victim was coming from a nearby Stop & Shop and carrying grocery bags when he was hit, which police later confirmed. He said the impact of the crash was so severe the victim's shoes were knocked off his feet. That eyewitness also told NBC10 Boston the victim was breathing but not saying anything.

"I see an old man laying on the floor with Stop and Shop grocery bags everywhere," the witness said. "I’m on the floor I’m like, 'Hey man. What's your name? Are you good?' And he’s still breathing a little, and we was just sitting there waiting for the people to get here. And they got here."

“How you going to hit somebody and just leave? You can't just leave, you've got to pull over and make sure he - she is okay," the eyewitness said to NBC10 Boston. "What if you hit your own family member? You're not gonna stop over to check, you know what I'm saying? It’s common sense.”

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