Police: Motorist Accused Of Striking 6 May Have Been Asleep

Orleans police say a motorist who is accused of striking six pedestrians may have fallen asleep at the wheel.

The Cape Cod Times reports that police did not identify the 65-year-old motorist from New York. He is being charged with negligent operation of a motor vehicle and a marked lanes violation.

Police said he showed no signs of impairment and that more charges are possible.

A car struck six women Sunday afternoon, seriously injuring three. They were part of a group of seven women walking together.

None of the victims has been identified.


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