Update as of Saturday, 5/14/2022: Police in Hanson, Massachusetts, now say a vehicle they thought was involved in a hit-and-run crash that injured a cyclist was not involved in that crash.
Police released a photograph of a suspect vehicle, a midsize white crossover SUV, after a cyclist was injured in a crash on Maquan Street Friday. Investigators said they believed this vehicle involved based off footage of that vehicle hitting a mailbox and a child's playset 10 to 13 minutes before the bicyclist crash.
The driver of the vehicle saw the image of the car and spoke with police. Upon further investigation it was determined that the vehicle was not involved in the bicycle crash. Police said they now believe the injured cyclist lost control of their electric bicycle, which can reach speeds around 30 mph.
“Law enforcement’s job is to seek the truth in all instances. In this case it is an important reminder that it is just as important to clear the innocent as it is to charge the guilty,” Chief Miksch said. “We thank everyone who came forward and offered assistance as we investigated the details of this incident, as well as the Massachusetts State Police Troopers from the Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit and Troopers assigned to Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy Cruz’s Office for their assistance during the investigation.”
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The driver of the SUV faces a summons for the issue of leaving the scene of an accident causing property damage.
Original story below.
Police in Hanson, Massachusetts, are asking for the public to help find a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run crash Friday.
A cyclist was airlifted to a hospital after the crash in the area of 500 Maquan St. The victim, a man in his 40s, suffered serious injuries, police said.
Authorities are searching for a midsize white crossover SUV that may have front-end and passenger-side damage. It is believed to have fled east toward Pembroke on Maquan Street, which runs along Route 14.
Police shared a home surveillance image of the vehicle being sought.
Anyone with information is asked to call 781-293-4625.