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Quincy Scanner Tales: Body found in burning car; pedestrian accident; car hits telephone pole

Posted by Jessica Bartlett  October 10, 2012 12:35 PM

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Police investigating car fire, dead body
Police are investigating the cause of death for a man found inside a car fire in the area of Brook and School streets at 3:08 a.m. Wednesday.

Officers arrived on scene to see the ‘93 Jeep in flames.

The fire was extinguished by Quincy fire personnel, but when the police sergeant arrived, he discovered the remains of a man sitting in the driver's seat, with his hands on the wheel.

Witnesses said they heard a loud pop, and when they turned the corner, they saw the car fire and called police.

The District Attorney’s office, State Fire Marshall, Quincy Fire, and Quincy Police are still investigating the accident.

The death is characterized as being sudden and unnatural, but according to police Captain John Dougan, foul play isn’t suspected.

Man injured in pedestrian car accident
A 78-year-old man was taken to Boston Medical Center with head injuries after allegedly being struck by a car on Hancock Street Tuesday morning.

According to police, the victim was walking near 1085 Hancock Street and was not in a crosswalk when he was struck by a vehicle driven by a 30-year-old man.

Police said that the victim was conscious and alert at the scene, but was transported to the hospital with head injuries. No charges have yet been filed against the driver.

Elderly driver allegedly drove into telephone pole

An 82-year-old man was taken to Quincy Medical Center after allegedly driving into a telephone pole.

Police said the accident, which occurred at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday at 261 Sea St., knocked down the pole, cutting power to the area for a short period of time.

The man was taken to Quincy Medical Center and cited for marked lanes violation. No one else was injured in the incident.

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