Boston Police Sgt. hits elderly woman leaving a funeral

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June 27, 2012, 9:45 pm
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(NECN: Jennifer Eagan) - The accident happened just before one o'clock Wednesday afternoon along busy Blue Hill Avenue in Milton, Mass. Investigators say a Boston Police sergeant detective was behind the wheel of his unmarked cruiser when he hit a pedestrian.  

Neil Rampartap said he saw the whole thing from the sidewalk.  

"I could see some shoes on the side of the street and I know she got a good hit because of the angle he hit her at," said Rampartap.  

Milton Police say the 65-year-old victim was leaving a funeral at the Concord Baptist Church. A box truck stopped to let her cross the road. Police say the detective in the unmarked cruiser attempted to go around the truck, crossing the double yellow line and striking the woman. It is unclear if the detective was on his way to a call.  

Rampartap said he did not hear a siren, and the car's flashing lights were not on at the time of the accident.  

"There were no lights on until a few minutes after the accident," said Rampartap.

Police are not releasing the name of the Boston Police detective or the victim.  

Police say the woman suffered a broken collarbone and is in stable condition at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

The accident is under investigation.  

No charges have been filed.

Tags: Boston, Jennifer Eagan, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, pedestrian, Blue Hill Avenue, milton massachusetts, neil rampartap, boston police sergeant detective, collarbone, concord Baptist church
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