A retired Cambridge police officer man is facing a charge that he drove away from the scene of a crash after allegedly striking a pedestrian in the Back Bay Wednesday morning, critically injuring the victim.
Lawrence Stead, 69, of Quincy, is to be arraigned Thursday in Boston Municipal Court on a charge of leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident causing personal injury, Boston police said.
Stead retired from the Cambridge police force as an officer in 2009 after a 35-year career, said Jeremy Warnick, a spokesman for the department. It was unclear whether Stead had a lawyer. A telephone listing for him could not be located.
The victim, who was an adult male, was taken to Boston Medical Center with life-threatening injuries and is in critical condition, officials said.
Boston police located the car believed to have been involved in the hit-and-run crash Wednesday afternoon in Quincy.
Officers responded to the MBTA Massachusetts Avenue station just after 6 a.m. to investigate reports of a person struck by a car, according to Officer Rachel McGuire, a police spokeswoman.
Massachusetts Avenue was closed between St. Botolph and Tremont streets for the police investigation, creating traffic delays.Laura Crimaldi of the Globe Staff contributed to this report. Catalina Gaitan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter at @catalina_gaitan.