CENTERVILLE (CBS) — A police cruiser hit and killed a pedestrian early Sunday morning, Barnstable Police said.

State Police say the man who was hit was walking down the middle of the road on the double yellow stripe and not in a crosswalk.

The crash happened on Route 28 in Centerville near Phinney Lane around 2 a.m. Sunday.

Massachusetts State Police report that the officer was responding to an emergency call. He had his lights and siren operating and a driver in front of the cruiser pulled over to the side of the highway.

The officer moved to the left to go around the stopped car and that’s when he apparently hit the pedestrian.

The name of the Barnstable officer and the pedestrian have not been released. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene and the officer in the cruiser was taken to Cape Cod Hospital with injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening.

State and Barnstable Police are investigating the crash.

Comments (5)
  1. Al Courtines says:

    How could this happen? Haven’t the police received extensive training?

  2. Al Courtines says:

    How do you know the pulled over car was yielding to to the cruiser? Maybe he pulled over to pick up his friend.

  3. Al Courtines says:

    What is your point about the crosswalk, or lack there of? Crosswalks are apt to be miles apart down here, I think you know that.

  4. Al Courtines says:

    Why are you leaving us in the dark about nature of the police “emergency” the officer was on his way to?

  5. Al Courtines says:

    I don’t know any of the parties involved here, but you’re putting a definite “spin” on this news story and the hapless victim. He has every right to be crossing the street at 2 am.

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