Arlington PD investigating after multiple pedestrians struck by vehicle in Stop & Shop parking lot

ARLINGTON, Mass — Arlington Police are investigating a crash in which multiple pedestrians were struck by a vehicle in Stop & Shop parking lot

According to Arlington police Chief Julie Flaherty, officers responded to a crash at the Stop and Shop located at 905 Massachusetts Ave around 10:16 a.m.

Upon arrival, officers found several people injured in the parking lot, and Arlington Police and Fire began to administer emergency medical care.

Initial investigation shows that a 2005 Mercury Marquis driven by an 87-year-old man from Belmont, was pulling into the Stop and Shop parking lot when he struck an unoccupied parked vehicle and an exterior wall of the building. The man then reversed the vehicle and struck multiple pedestrians.

Two pedestrians, a 61-year-old Arlington woman and a 70-year-old Randolph man were transported to area hospitals. The driver of the Mercury was treated at the scene and transported to an area hospital.

The owner of the parked vehicle, a Harwich woman was not injured.

According to police, access to the parking lot will likely be disrupted for much of the afternoon.

The Massachusetts State Police Collision Analysis & Reconstruction Section (CARS) unit also responded to the scene to assist Arlington Police.

The cause of the crash is under investigation by the Arlington Police Department.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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