A woman from Brighton was struck by a tow truck as she was crossing the street on Thursday evening. The woman was rushed to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for treatment, but was pronounced dead today. The name of the trucking company has not been given, but the company is believed to be based in Brighton or Allston. According to reports, the woman was hit crossing market street, near the intersection of Chestnut Hill Avenue and Washington Street.
According to a passenger in the tow truck at the time of the accident, the tow truck allegedly had the green light to turn from Chestnut Hill Avenue to Washington Street but had already begun to turn when it saw the woman and was unable to stop. Further details, including whether or not the trucking driver/company will face charges, have not been released. The case is being investigated by the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office.
Our sympathies are with the family of the deceased. If you or a loved one has been injured as a driver or pedestrian in a car or truck crash in Massachusetts, you should contact an experienced car accident attorney to determine whether you may be able to financially recover.
Woman Hit By Tow Truck Dies, TheBostonChannel.com, February 17, 2012
Brighton woman, 52, dies after being struck by Allston-based tow truck in Brighton Center, Boston.com, February 17, 2012