YARMOUTH (CBS) – Yarmouth Police are looking for help in their search for the driver who hit a woman from Jamaica and then drove off without stopping, leaving her seriously hurt.
It happened around 9:35 p.m. on Tuesday.
Police said the 62-year-old woman, who was working in the U.S. for the summer, was hit while walking on Route 28 in West Yarmouth. She was planning to return home to Jamaica in a few weeks.
She was flown to a Boston-area hospital with serious injuries.
“She had lower extremity injuries and head injuries,” said Yarmouth Police Deputy Chief Kevin Lennon. “It’s sad somebody would hit somebody and then drive away especially with the extent of the injuries the person had. We’re hoping the person involved in the crash would turn themselves in.”
A co-worker identified the woman and the police were able to get in touch with her brother, who lives in another state.
“It’s scary! You just never know, some people should just stop and check to see if they’re okay just kind of whether you have morals,” said Alyssa Green, who works nearby.
Yarmouth Police are trying to find the driver, whose vehicle will likely have front end damage.
“Please turn yourself in. We can work through this, but we need you to come in so we can talk to you and find out what happened,” Lennon said.
Anyone with information is asked to call Yarmouth Police at 508-775-0445.