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Driver Cited for Pedestrian Hit-and-Run Accident in Newton Highlands

The incident happened around 9:30 p.m. Monday night.

Newton Police cited a 74-year-old driver Monday night after he allegedly hit a woman crossing the street in Newton Highlands and left the scene without stopping.

The driver, a Newton man, was cited for leaving the scene of an accident causing personal injury and failure to stop for a pedestrian in a crosswalk.

According to reports from the Newton Police, officers responded to the intersection of Lincoln Street and Walnut Street around 9:30 p.m. Monday night for reports of a pedestrian that had been struck while crossing the street. 

The pedestrian, a 57-year-old woman from Brockton, . She was transported to Beth Israel Hospital.

Police reports indicate the pedestrian was struck by the driver's side of a silver Audi wagon, ripping the mirror cover off the vehicle. The driver then fled the scene, heading northbound on Walnut Street. 

After receiving a description of the vehicle an officer proceeded toward Walnut Street from the 300 block of Washington Street. Shortly after, the officer spotted an Audi wagon turn from Walnut Street on to Washington Street and park near 821 Washington St.

The officer then approached the driver as he was getting out of his vehicle and asked him for his license and registration. While speaking to the driver, the officer noticed the driver's side mirror was missing and the driver's side door was scratched and scuffed. The road salt on the front driver's side vehicle was also "freshly disturbed," reports said. 

When the officer asked the driver where he was coming from, the driver said he had just traveled down Walnut Street from Route 9 on his way home from work. When asked about the mirror, the driver "looked surprised," reports said. 

The officer advised the driver of the incident with the pedestrian in Newton Highlands and explained that the vehicle description matched his silver Audi wagon.

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