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Quincy Scanner Tales: Two seriously injured in crash; Escape from robber; T&T Liquors robbed

Posted by Jessica Bartlett  January 20, 2012 12:09 PM

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Accident leaves two in serious condition
Two people were taken to the hospital in serious condition after a motor vehicle accident in West Squantum on Thursday, police said.

According to police, a witness observed a white GMC van traveling north on Newport Avenue at around 5:20 p.m. when a pedestrian wearing dark clothing walked off the West Squantum Street ramp and into the path of the van.

The van attempted to swerve to avoid the pedestrian when it exited the roadway, striking the West Squantum Street bridge abutment.

The witness ran over to the pedestrian lying in the middle of the road. The operator of the van was still behind the wheel of the vehicle, which was embedded in the middle barrier of the bridge.

Police arrived and both parties were taken to Boston Medical Center in serious condition. The scene is under investigation by accident reconstruction. No names were yet available.

Man escapes attempted robbery
A 58-year-old Quincy man said he escaped an armed robbery by running away from the suspect, police said.

According to police, the man had gotten off the Wollaston T stop around 7:15 p.m. on Thursday and was walking on Brook Street towards Taylor Street when he was approached by a male who demanded his money.

The victim said he didn’t have any money, but the suspect demanded it again, saying “Give it to me, or I’ll kill you.”

The suspect began to reach into his back pocket for something when the victim said he started to run. He fell, cut his knee, but was eventually able to lose the suspect. He returned home and called police.

Police describe the suspect as a white male, 18 to 22 years old, possibly 150-160 pounds, 6 feet tall, and clean-shaven. A canine was unable to locate the suspect.

Armed robbery at T&T Liquors
Quincy police are looking for a suspect they believe to have been involved in a robbery at T&T Liquors at 9:03 p.m. Thursday evening.

The clerk said that a white male, in his late 20s wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and a black mask, entered the store and demanded money.

The suspect appeared to be holding something under his shirt, the clerk said, which he believed to have been a gun.

The clerk gave the suspect money and the suspect fled. Canine units were unable to locate the suspect; however, police are working on obtaining a video of the scene.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Quincy Police.

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