Man dragged in hit and run accident in Wilmington
WILMINGTON, Mass. (WHDH) -- Police are searching for a car involved in a hit and run crash in Wilmington. The accident left a man in his 30s with very serious head injuries on the side of the road Saturday night. The victim was flown to Tufts Medical Center.
Investigators said the accident started when the driver of a red pick-up got out of his truck and walked up to a nearby car late Saturday on Ballardvale Road.
“There was some sort of exchange of words, something happened the brown SUV sped away,” a policeman said.
But not before police said the driver of the pick-up was thrown from the ground. First responders said he was clipped, then dragged down the road.
“I don’t know how he was stuck or dragged, but you could tell he was dragged a good distance, probably 100 feet,” said Robert Varey, Wilmington Firefighter.
“We believe that they had an interaction, they definitely would have seen each other,” an official said.
The driver of the pick-up, believed to be in his 30s, was covered in blood and badly injured. He was med-flighted to a Boston hospital and said to be in serious condition.
“Multiple face injuries, very combative, semi-conscious,” another official said.
“There was a lot of blood, he’s was very combative due to his head injury,” Varey said.
Now police are searching for a brown SUV. Wilmington police said it never stopped after the accident it was last seen headed toward Andover.