Police said they are reviewing images taken by a security camera at Las Palmas Restaurant, 445 Essex St. The camera was pointed towards the street. Police said the restaurant is about 15 feet from the scene of the accident.
“Obviously the individual who is responsible knew they caused the accident and that people may have been injured, yet this individual chose to flee the scene,” Romero said. “This individual, once identified, is facing some serious charges including leaving the scene of an accident with injuries and perhaps other charges as well.”
A state police accident reconstruction team and a state police trooper assigned to crime scene investigations reported to the scene to assist police in gathering evidence. Lawrence Patrolman Eric Cerullo pointed out to the troopers some blue paint transfer from the suspect’s car that was left on the hood of Pimentel’s car. According to the police report, Pimentel’s car was towed to a sheltered and secure location.
Anyone with information about this accident is asked to contact the Lawrence Police Detective Division at 978-794-5900, ext. 625.