Elderly driver hits baby stroller in Yarmouth crosswalk; morning commute stalled again

   Yarmouth Chief of Police Peter Carnes and an unidentified patrol officer examine the scene where an elderly driver hit a stroller with a small child in it on Route 28 in S. Yarmouth. Photo by R. Copley.

Elderly driver hits baby stroller in South Yarmouth crosswalk
SOUTH YARMOUTH - A confused elderly person apparently hit a baby stroller with a small child in it while in the crosswalk in front of the Bass River Sports World on Route 28 in South Yarmouth.

A eyewitness tells CWN there may have been a small child alongside the stroller who was actually hit. The child was transported to Cape Cod Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  The driver of the car a Pontiac Sunbird (right) was not injured but the mother who reportedly threw herself in front of her kid(s) was also taken to CCH for evaluation.

Yarmouth Police identified the mother as Ann Marie Jacobson of Middleoboro and confirmed she and her son were taken to CCH with non life threatening injuries. The driver of the car was identified as Joan Kanis of Yarmouth. Kanis was cited for operating to endanger and failing to yield at a crosswalk.

Route 28 was partially closed for the accident reconstruction team to do their work.


  An unidentified officer interviews possible witnesses.

 All photos by R. Copley.

Several people escape serious injury in another Route 6 crash
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