CHELSEA, MASS. (WHDH) - The driver of a pick-up truck who struck and injured a pedestrian in Chelsea on Wednesday before allegedly fleeing the scene has turned themselves over to Chelsea police.
Officers responding to a crosswalk at Broadway and Everett Avenue at about 4 p.m. found the 28-year-old man suffering from what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries, according to a tweet from Chelsea Police Chief Brian Kyes. He was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital.
Surveillance cameras from a nearby business captured the terrifying moment.
In the video, the victim can be seen standing up and walking himself over to the sidewalk. He is expected to make a full recovery.
The vehicle that struck the victim, described as a newer model Ford F150 pickup truck, allegedly fled the scene and drove down Cross Street towards Park Square.
Hours later, the driver, whose name has not been released, turned himself over to police.
Sources tell 7NEWS the driver hit the man in the crosswalk because he was blinded by the sun.
The driver then allegedly saw a gun fall from the victim’s pocket and onto the street.
Fearing for his safety, the driver then took off.
Police determined he would not face charges in connection to the incident after hearing the man’s explanation.
He will go before a clerk magistrate on a citation for leaving the scene.
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