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Arrest made in Wilmington pedestrian hit-and-run case – Boston News, Weather, Sports


WILMINGTON, MASS. (WHDH) – Police in Wilmington say a 52-year-old woman in Billerica has been arrested in connection with a hit-and-run crash that left a woman seriously injured.

The arrest came after police spent Wednesday searching for a vehicle they believed hit a pedestrian early Wednesday morning in the area of Nichols and 5th Street, near the town lines with Billerica and Tewksbury.

Witnesses said the victim, who was walking with a friend and dog around 7 a.m., was hit after a vehicle allegedly swerved across the road’s center lane and went up onto the sidewalk she was on, hitting her from behind.

According to the victim’s husband, the woman suffered two broken legs and will receive surgery tomorrow.

Wilmington Police Detective Ronald Alpers said an arrest was made after officials received a tip from someone who spotted the car sought by police, parked near the scene of the hit-and-run.

“We were able to identify the vehicle after we received a tip from a gentleman who is actively involved in the community, working for a tow company,” Alpers said. “He observed the vehicle parked in (a) driveway. It was in close proximity to the crash scene. We responded and we were able to identify the vehicle.”

Charges in the case are pending, as an investigation into Wednesday morning’s crash continues.

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