Hingham: Brockton interim police chief hospitalized after weekend accident

Authorities say Brockton’s interim police chief has been hit by a car while riding his bicycle in Hingham.

Robert Hayden was struck around 3:50 p.m. Sunday on Hull Street. He was taken to South Shore Hospital in Weymouth.

While he is expected to make a full recovery, he suffered multiple broken ribs and a concussion.

The 71-year-old Hayden, who lives in Hingham, has been interim police chief in Brockton since February 1.

Hingham Police Sergeant Seven Dearth says the accident is being investigated and no charges have been filed.

 

 

About David Skill

Dave Skill’s radio career began in the fall of 1964 when he arrived on the campus of Holy Cross College in Worcester, MA. Dave barely got his bags unpacked when he paid a visit to WCHC, the campus radio station. And, before he knew it, he was spending so much time as a disc jockey and news writer/reporter, it seemed like he was majoring in “radio” and minoring in academics at “The Cross”. As you might imagine, his grades reflected it! During his junior and senior years, he also worked weekends in news and as a disc jockey at WNEB, the CBS radio affiliate in Worcester at the time.