Pedestrian hit by Fairhaven police cruiser dies

FAIRHAVEN, MASS (WLNE) –  The victim of a pedestrian-involved accident with a police cruiser died in the hospital on Thursday.

At 11:00 PM Tuesday, a Fairhaven Police cruiser was being driven westbound on Route 6 when it struck 32-year-old Christian Lapaz-Dejesus, just west of the 7-eleven.

The officer driving the cruiser stayed on scene and rendered aid to Lapaz-Dejesus before he was rushed to St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford after sustaining serious injuries.

He was later transferred to the hospital in Boston.

He was pronounced dead at 8:30 on Thursday night.

Lapaz-Dejesus was a resident of New Bedford.

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