A motor vehicle struck two pedestrians Wednesday night in Malden, MA. One of the pedestrians, a 50-year-old woman, died in the collision, Malden police said. Authorities have not released her name. The car also struck a 45-year-old man, resulting in his transportation to a local hospital for treatment.
Authorities did not release his name either, but his wife later identified him as “Mr. He.” She stated to the Malden Observer that the accident occurred after He had just exited the bus and was on his way home from work. “We’re still in shock,” she said. “He’s only one minute away from home, and in the middle of nowhere, there came a car driving so fast it just hit him. He didn’t see it coming at all..we’re still shaken by the whole thing and feel very bad about the woman who died from the accident, my husband was only one or two steps in front of her.”
He was released from Mass General Hospital on Thursday after reporting injuries to his head, neck, back, and leg. The family relocated to the United States from Guanzhou, China six years ago and currently reside in local public housing, said He’s wife.
The accident is still under investigation, said Malden Police Lt. Marc Gatcomb.
Police arrived at the scene of collision in the Broadway area Wednesday evening after receiving reports of a vehicle hitting two pedestrians. They have identified the driver, who remained at the scene until authorities arrived, as a local woman, offering no additional details.
Massachusetts Car and Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrians are especially vulnerable to accidents with motor vehicles on Massachusetts’ crowded streets. Unlike motorists, pedestrians lack the protection of airbags, seat belts, and metal cages.
A car-on-person accident can result in serious bodily injury that will greatly impair an individual’s health, mental well-being, and ability to work. Medical bills can reach astronomical levels. The effects of this type of an injury often linger for years.
If you are a pedestrian who has been injured in an accident involving a vehicle of any kind, such as a car, truck, atv, or snowmobile, please contact one of our experienced Boston personal injury attorneys here at Altman & Altman, LLP. We will provide you with a free case evaluation in which our skilled professionals will analyze the facts and law surrounding your situation, and advise you of your legal rights. We only charge a fee if we are successful in securing for you a settlement or successful verdict.
Source: Accident turns fatal in Malden, www.wickedlocal.com, January 12, 2013.