Two separate Massachusetts pedestrian accidents in recent days have left one man dead and two brothers injured, law enforcement officials said.
The fatality was 45 miles east of Worcester, where a 67-year-old maintenance worker was struck early yesterday morning by a 2006 Hyundai Sonata as he tried to cross a Cambridge street. The 40-year-old driver stayed at the scene of the accident in front of the hotel where the maintenance man had just gotten off of work.
The accident was at about 5:15 a.m.
Police have not charged the driver, who was not injured in the crash.
Massachusetts State Police sent accident reconstruction specialists and detectives to the scene to try to determine why the tragedy happened.
In the other pedestrian accident, two brothers were badly injured in a hit-and-run crash this past weekend.
One brother is 27 years old and lives in Wareham and the other is 30 and lives in Carver. The 27-year-old was reported by a Boston hospital to be in critical condition afterwards.
The two brothers were walking with two Buzzards Bay men — a 31-year-old and a 26-year-old — when the brothers were struck by a passing car.
The vehicle did not stop after it struck the men, law enforcement officials said, though it did apparently return to the scene of the accident a few minutes later, slowly driving past as people were lending aid to the injured brothers.
A short while later, police were called by a Buttermilk Bay woman who told them her son had been involved in the crash. He was eventually located and arrested.
Pedestrian accidents can have devastating physical, emotional and financial consequences, which is why it’s so important for victims and loved ones to speak with an attorney experienced in obtaining full and fair compensation.
Source: Boston Globe, “67-year-old E. Boston man dies after being hit by car this morning in Cambridge,” April 3, 2013