Last week, a pedestrian sustained severe head injuries after he was struck by a car in Brighton as he was strapping his one-year-old child into a car seat. Fredy E. Zepeda was 36. He was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital and treated for what police described as massive head trauma. He died last Thursday. His child was not injured.
According to a Boston police spokesman, police took the 47-year-old driver into custody. The Watertown woman was arraigned last week, and her original charges of leaving the scene of an accident with personal injury and negligent operation of a motor vehicle were upgraded to a charge of motor vehicle homicide and leaving the scene of personal injury resulting in death. She pleaded not guilty.
According to driving records released by the Registry of Motor Vehicles, the driver had been found responsible for five previous car crashes since 2005.
Driver faces upgraded charges in Brighton crash, Boston Globe, July 20, 2009
Man struck while putting child in car, Boston Globe, July 15, 2009
Contact a Brighton traffic accident lawyer if you or a relative has been injured on the road.