Man Seriously Injured When Struck By Car On Salem Road
State Police investigating cause of accident.
State Police are investigating the cause of an accident on Salem Road Tuesday night that left a pedestrian with life-threatening injuries.
The victim, identified only as a 67-year-old man, was walking along Salem Road near the Wilmington town line just before 6:30 p.m. when he was struck by a car driven by a 24-year-old female. According to a Wilmington Police officer at the scene, the driver struck the man, continued about 50 yards and stopped.
The victim sustained a serious head injury and other injuries as a result of the accident and a medflight was requested, according to a Tewksbury Police report. At about 7 p.m., the victim was being transported to the helicopter, which landed at the parking lot of the former Rite Aid on Main Street. He was flown to the Boston Medical Center for treatment.
His condition was not immediately known.
An ambulance was also called to scene to evaluate the female driver but she declined to be taken to a hospital.
The State Police accident reconstruction team was called in to investigate the cause of the accident and a section of Salem Road was shut down for about three hours.
A State Police spokesman from the Andover Barracks declined comment on the accident except to say it was under investigation.