Driver stops short of Square Rigger restaurant


The driver of a 1994 Chevrolet pickup truck who said she was experiencing pain from a finger injury veered across both lanes of Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road, hit a rock, damaged a sign, then hit a railing before coming to rest a few inches short of the Square Rigger restaurant at the Triangle in Edgartown at about 8:45 am on Sunday, according to Edgartown police.

Emily Solarazza, 41, of Tisbury, told police she shut her finger in a car door a few minutes earlier, and was driving back to Edgartown when the pain got worse.

“Her hand was bleeding,” Edgartown police officer Joel DeRoche said. “The pain became intense, so she thought about pulling into one of the businesses to get some ice. She passed out from the pain.”

Ms. Solarazza was taken by ambulance to the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. Police issued a written warning for negligent operation of a vehicle. There was no indication that speeding, drugs or alcohol were involved, police said.