A 68-year-old woman died earlier this week, in a Bridgewater, MA pedestrian accident. Roberta Harris was struck by a van while crossing the street on Monday morning.
According to police, the Ford van that hit Harris was turning out of a Walgreens parking lot when the incident happened. She was in the road when the van hit her. The incident remains under investigation.
A day after, another pedestrian, this time in Lowell, were also struck in a fatal Massachusetts pedestrian accident. The victims, a 79-year-old resident, was trying to cross Pawtucket Blvd. The driver of the vehicle was another senior, age 69.
Last Friday, in two unrelated Brockton, MA pedestrian accidents, two people were sent to the hospital for treatment of their injuries. Both were struck while crossing a street.
To date, there have been over 75 Brockton pedestrian accidents this year, including seven deaths. A number of the incidents were hit-and-run collisions. At least two of those that died were young children. Brockton City Council President Robert Sullivan has submitted a resolution asking local lawmakers to consider lowering the speed limit on certain streets.
In Massachusetts, please contact our Boston car accident law firm to speak with an experienced pedestrian injury lawyer. Unfortunately, pedestrians are the ones who sustain the brunt of injuries in traffic crashes. With nothing to protect their bodies from impact the injuries can be catastrophic, even deadly.
Sometimes the negligent party is the driver of the vehicle. However, there also can be other parties that should be held liable, such as the manufacturer of a vehicle that malfunctioned or a city, the state, or another entity that should have ensured that streets were designed to maximize safety, traffic signs were in working condition, stop signs and speed bumps were installed where needed, and any debris or other hazards on a road was removed.
Please contact our Boston pedestrian accident attorneys today.
Lowell police investigate fatal pedestrian accident, WHDH, November 11, 2014
2 pedestrian accidents in Brockton within minutes of each other, WCVB, November 8, 2014
Bridgewater Pedestrian Killed In Accident, Boston CBS, November 10, 2014
Brockton weighs speed limit cuts after two more hit, Boston Herald, November 9, 2014
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