Updated Dec. 31
At approximately 10:30 am, Friday, West Tisbury police, fire, and Tri-Town Ambulance responded to an incident involving a car striking a pedestrian across from Stoney Hill Road. Tisbury emergency responders were also there to assist. According to West Tisbury police Lt. Skipper Manter, Wendy Nierenberg, a 69-year-old female from West Tisbury was travelling toward Tisbury on State Road in a gray 2010 Toyota Prius when she allegedly hit Michael Dexter, a 21-year-old male residing on Buttonwood Farm Road.
Dexter left Buttonwood Farm Road and attempted to cross State Road when he was hit. He was transported to Mass. General Hospital after the accident, according to Manter. A police roadblock stopped traffic from entering the area of State Road beyond the entrance to the lower Lamberts Cove Road for about five minutes. At Stoney Hill Road, police directed traffic until the scene was cleared, at approximately 11:30 am. Dexter’s mother, Sara Carter, told The Times he is recovering from a fractured shoulder and tibia, and is expected to be released from the hospital on Monday. Nierenberg will not be cited for the accident.
Updated to include names of driver and man struck by vehicle, as well as his condition. -Ed.