Our Boston car crash lawyers have learned that on Friday afternoon, two women were killed in separate accidents. In Westford, Massachusetts, a 23-year-old pedestrian from Franklin was hit in the high-speed lane of Route 485. The pedestrian accident occurred at 3:48am, shutting down all three lanes of traffic for more than three hours.
According to investigators, the woman was struck by at least one vehicle near Exist 32. They are unclear on why she was walking in the traffic lane. Her identity was not released to the media pending notification of the victim’s family.
In the second accident, a 1995 Toyota T100 pickup truck rolled over on Route 24 North in Stoughton, killing a Fall River woman and seriously injuring her passenger. A statement released by police said that the driver may have fallen asleep behind the wheel. The accident occurred at 2:13am. Emergency response and crash reconstruction teams shut down all southbound lanes and two northbound lanes until 4:40am.
Source: Two killed in separate highway accidents, Boston Herald, August 13, 2010
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