With the large number of pedestrians on the streets of Massachusetts, unfortunately it is not uncommon to hear of one being involved in an accident with a motor vehicle from time to time. The reason for these accidents are varied; sometimes they are caused by the negligence of a driver; other times they occur when pedestrians are being careless and not paying attention to their surroundings. As a general rule, pedestrians typically have the right of way at crosswalks where there are no traffic lights and on sidewalks that cross driveways, alleyways and other roadways. However, pedestrians should take care to allow motorists plenty of time to stop before stepping onto the road.
A truck accident that ended with the death of a pedestrian occurred in Somerville, Massachusetts recently. Authorities are still investigating the accident, and no charges have been filed yet.
A 24-year-old FedEx truck driver was operating his delivery truck in Davis Square when he hit the 90-year-old pedestrian near an intersection. It is unclear whether or not the woman was trying to cross the street and if she was in a cross walk at the time of the accident. Authorities report that the driver is cooperating with their investigation.
The woman was taken to the hospital where she was later pronounced dead. Her family may wish to seek legal counsel to discuss the possibility of receiving compensation for her death and funeral expenses. Consulting with a personal injury attorney may enable them to determine if they have a case against the truck driver.
Source: Boston.com, “90-Year-Old Woman Dies After Being Struck by FedEx Delivery Truck,” Zeninjor Enwemeka, June 12, 2014