By SCOTT JACKSON
A 79-year-old man remained in critical condition Wednesday afternoon after he was struck by a Quincy police cruiser responding to an emergency call earlier in the day.
Quincy police said officers were responding to a medical call with CPR in progress at approximately 7:21 a.m. Wednesday. As officers responded, with emergency lights activated, an officer struck a male pedestrian as he crossed Independence Avenue near Goddard Street, police said. The pedestrian was taken to Boston Medical Center in critical condition, police said.
Sgt. Karyn Barkas identified the pedestrian as Giovanni Angelucci, age 79. She said Angelucci remained in critical condition as of Wednesday afternoon.
A portion of Independence Avenue was closed following the crash as the Weymouth Police Department’s accident reconstruction team began its investigation. The road has since re-opened, but Barkas said Weymouth police are continuing their investigation.
The officer involved in the crash has not been identified. Barkas said the officer has been placed on temporary paid leave, which she called a standard procedure.