Make it three: Another car crashes into Edgartown Meat and Fish


An Edgartown woman crashed her SUV through the window of an Edgartown store Thursday afternoon, making it the third time in five years that a vehicle has crashed into Edgartown Meat and Fish in Post Office Square.

The driver, who is in her 70s, was transported to the hospital for minor injuries after the incident, which occurred shortly after 4 pm Thursday. 

Although the market was open at the time of the collision, no one else was harmed.

In a statement given later to police, the woman informed officers that she had just undergone heart surgery a week ago. She said she likely passed out immediately prior to the incident, because she didn’t remember taking her foot off the brake or hitting the gas pedal. 

The driver has since been issued an immediate threat (a revocation of her license), and will be facing a charge of negligent operation of a motor vehicle.
This isn’t the first time a vehicle crashed into Edgartown Meat and Fish. In 2020, a newly licensed driver crashed her BMW SUV through the same window.

Two years earlier, a 71-year-old Edgartown man crashed his Jeep Liberty through the front entrance, injuring a patron at the coffee bar on a Sunday morning. The incident resulted in injuries and extensive damage to the store.

The man later told police that he had pressed on the accelerator instead of the brake as he entered a parking spot in front of the store. 

What has caused the near-identical incidents remains unclear. 

As of Friday morning, Edgartown Meat and Fish was working to repair the damage to the building. 

“We’re so thankful that everyone is OK, and we’re truly touched by the incredible support our community has shown above all else,” the market said in a statement posted on social media Friday morning. “It’s the people that matter most in everything we do.”

“While we’re closed [Friday] for repairs, we wanted to take a moment to show some appreciation for our incredible staff family who stuck around, showed up, and put in the hard work to clean up after the accident.”

The market reopened Saturday. By Monday, repairs to the building were nearly complete.



  1. Perhaps the poor dear mistook the accelerator for the brake.

    Is there anywhere I could lay some action on that conclusion?

  2. Elderly population with health and/or coordination issues along with distracted drivers on cell phones. It’s time to install some collision barriers on the edge of the sidewalk. Drivers might suffer an injury, but innocent bystanders and patrons would hopefully be protected.

  3. Owners are so lucky no one was hurt in the building or on their sidewalk. That said I think it’s time they look into investing in a series of barriers that will protect the entire front of their building. I’m assuming it’ll cost less than their increased insurance and/or repair costs or liability if someone gets hurt.

  4. obviously, there is some sort of a devil’s cauldron there.
    And if you believe that, you should immediately get off
    of this island and go back to whatever nut case state you
    came from.

      • Ok Albert, it took awhile, but this comment and the one about buses, foreign and domestic, actually cracked me up. Nice work sir

    • Humor? Three times in 5 years is some bad mojo. Concrete filled steel bollards is the answer. And self – driving cars. Also, that’s the prepared foods counter behind that window. Hazard pay for those workers.

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