Chelsea Detectives and State Police Investigators assigned to the Suffolk County District Attorneys Office are investigating an early early morning accident involving a truck and an individual in the city’s produce market area.
Chelsea officers responded at 6:15 AM to 145 Market Street for a report of a man struck by a “box truck”. Officers arrived and observed an injured party who sustained serious life threatening injuries. He was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital and is currently in critical condition.
Based on preliminary reports, the injured male described as a male in his 40’s may have been sleeping under the truck unknown to the driver. The operator of the truck was identified as a 21 year old male from Chelsea who stayed on the scene and is cooperating with authorities.
Based on the severity of the injuries, the State Police Accident Reconstruction Team is assisting in the investigation. No charges have been filed at this time as the investigation is ongoing.
Chelsea and State Police are not releasing the name of the injured male at this time until positive identification has been confirmed.
Police remind the community they can report crimes or suspicious activity anonymously in various formats. Citizens can call the 24 hr “tips” line at 617-466-4880, email reports directly from the department’s website at www.chelseapolice.com or download for free the MYPD App that is compatible with both Android and Apple smartphones. All three ways are monitored and anonymous.