An unidentified woman was struck by a vehicle on State Road in Vineyard Haven near Pine Tree Road and the Vineyard Grocer at approximately 2 pm. The woman sustained serious injuries that had her first taken to Martha’s Vineyard Hospital and then airlifted to Boston.
A Times staffer, on the scene by chance prior to the arrival of emergency vehicles, witnessed three people assisting the woman on the asphalt. Three to four good Samaritans could be seen administering care to the woman. Tisbury Fire Chief John Schilling said an Edgartown EMT witnessed the accident and was first to call it in. He also said Tisbury EMS responded to the accident.
Tisbury Police Lt. Eerik Meisner told The Times the incident has been turned over to the Massachusetts State Police for investigation.
The victim was in the road when she was struck by a Toyota SUV, according to State Police Trooper Robert Branca. She was later airlifted to Massachusetts General Hospital, he said. Her name and age were unavailable, he said, as are the name and age of the SUV driver. Trooper Dustin Shaw is investigating, and no charges had been filed as of Wednesday afternoon.