65-yr-old in wheelchair killed in Somerset hit-and-run
SOMERSET, Mass.(WHDH)--Somerset police returned to the scene of an accident Saturday where they recovered pieces of a car believed to have hit a 65-year-old victim in a wheelchair.
“We’ve identified this as belonging to a Toyota,” said Chief Joseph Ferreira, Somerset police.
Investigators say whoever was behind the wheel never stopped, the man hit, bound to a wheelchair.
“My son came and woke me up, he said he had heard the bang,” said neighbor, Dominic Massa.
Dominic Massa lives near the scene of the accident. He says at first, the victim was talking with police.
“He said are you breathing ok? He said yeah. Are you in a lot of pain? He said not that much,” Massa said.
The victim, identified by police as James Moore, died hours later.
“This is the result of what they left behind. They left a crippled man dead and dying in the roadway if you hit that, you'd know it,” Ferreira.
Bobby Auclair grew up with Moore, he remembers the lifelong Red Sox fan throwing out the first pitch at Fenway 40 years ago from his wheelchair. Neighbors, outraged the driver still hasn't come forward.
“He didn’t even stop. I wish they would find him, because everybody around here is in a state of shock, I can’t believe Jimmy is gone,” Auclair said.
“I’m very very sad and I’d like to find the person who did this to him,” one woman said.
“Man up, come forward, take responsibility for what you did,” said Ferreira.