Elderly woman injured after Shrewsbury hit and run

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Alleged suspect arrested after incident

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Police Department released this statement this afternoon –

 On 2/25/21 at approximately 1058 AM Shrewsbury Police, Fire and Worcester EMS responded to the area of 166 South Quinsigamond Avenue for a report of a pedestrian on the ground, who had been struck by a motor vehicle. Upon arrival Officers located the victim, who was an 80-year-old female resident of Shrewsbury. The victim was transported to UMASS hospital with serious injuries. The suspect motor vehicle had fled the scene, and was not on scene when units arrived. Officers on scene were able to develop information that the suspect vehicle was a Toyota Camry.

Officer Kevin Warwick was on a traffic post in the area approximately 40 minutes after the incident occurred. Officer Warwick spotted a vehicle matching the description of the suspect vehicle, which had damage consistent with being involved in this accident. Officer Warwick radioed this information to other Officers. Officer Kevin Caviston quickly located the vehicle driving in the area of South Quinsigamond Avenue and Old Faith Road. Officer Caviston stopped this vehicle, conducted an investigation, and ultimately determined that this was the suspect vehicle. The vehicle was a 2010 Toyota Camry, color white and black, and was occupied by one male and one female. The male occupant was identified as Louis Hanley, age 35, of 36 North Quinsigamond Avenue in Shrewsbury.

Mr. Hanley was arrested and charged with Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Personal Injury, Operating Under the Influence of Drugs and a Marked Lane Violation. The incident remains under investigation by the Shrewsbury Police Department and the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office.