On Sunday, July 21, 2013 at 4:10PM, the Marion Police Department responded to a report of a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle on County Road, in the area of the Wareham town line.
Officers located the female victim, a 40 year old Wareham resident, who was suffering from serious injuries. She was treated at the scene by Marion Fire and Wareham EMS and transported to Tobey Hospital. She was then flown by Med-Flight to Rhode Island Hospital.
The vehicle that struck the victim had left the scene.
About five hours later, officers received information of a possible suspect vehicle. They went to a residence on County Road and located the vehicle and operator involved in the crash.
Arrested was David R. Pajunen, age 22, of Wareham. Pajunen is charged with 1) Leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident, causing injury & 2) Marked Lanes violation. He is currently being held at the Marion Police Station & will be arraigned later today at Wareham District Court.
The victim had been walking two dogs at the time. One dog was deceased; the other was transported by Animal Control to a local veterinarian.
Police are looking for any witnesses or anyone who may have information on this accident to call 508-748-1212. This crash remain under investigation.
The accident is under investigation by Sgt. Jeffrey Tripp and the Massachusetts State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section and Crime Scene Services.