Pedestrian Suffers Head Injury in Crash on Route 9 in Framingham
February 15, 2013
A 41-year-old Framingham woman reportedly sustained head trauma when she was struck by an automobile while crossing Route 9 near California Avenue. According to Police Lieutenant Ronald Brandolini, the woman was crossing the road in an area that does not have a crosswalk when she was hit. Although the woman was allegedly conscious following the crash, emergency responders transported her to Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston via medical helicopter.
Brandolini stated the cause of the injury accident is currently under investigation. He said the motorist who struck the woman claims she was traveling below the speed limit and proceeded through the intersection with a green traffic light. The driver also reportedly claims the injured woman ran out in front of her vehicle. At this time, no charges have been filed in connection with the crash.
The pedestrian crash is one of many that have occurred along Route 9 in recent years. Since 2010, more than two dozen individuals traveling on foot were reportedly hit by a motorist between Prospect and Temple Streets. In December, a 21-year-old Framingham State University student was struck and killed while crossing the highway near Maynard Road. Despite that multiple crosswalks exist in front of the school, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation recently announced that it would review pedestrian safety along a portion of the often busy state highway.
Data from the Massachusetts Department of Health and Human Services shows there were 79 pedestrian deaths across the state in 2005. An additional 4,713 pedestrians visited a hospital emergency room after being involved in an accident with a car, truck, or other vehicle during the same year. Unfortunately, those who travel on foot often run the risk of being hurt by an inattentive or careless motorist. Pedestrian crashes may also be caused by speeding, dangerous road conditions, driver impairment, motor vehicle defects, and other factors.
If you were hurt in a Massachusetts pedestrian accident, you may be entitled to recover compensation for your injuries. In addition, certain family members of someone who was unexpectedly killed by a motorist may be eligible to recover for the wrongful death of their loved one. A skilled Massachusetts personal injury lawyer can explain your options for recovery in more detail.
Give the Law Offices of Sousa & Sousa, P.C. a call at (508) 230-5300 in Brockton or (508) 823-6111 in Taunton if you were injured in a pedestrian collision. Our hardworking Framingham traffic crash attorneys focus their practice exclusively on personal injury law. The capable advocates at Sousa & Sousa have more than 50 years of combined experience helping the victims of terrible car and other injury accidents receive the compensation they deserve based upon the severity of their injuries. The Law Offices of Sousa & Sousa, P.C. is available to help clients who were injured in Easton, Taunton, Stoughton, Norton, Brockton, Bridgewater, and many other surrounding towns. To speak with a competent personal injury lawyer today, please contact the Law Offices of Sousa & Sousa, P.C. through the law firm's website.
West Bridgewater Police Pull Over 51 Drivers in Four Hours for Texting Behind the Wheel, Brockton Personal Injury Lawyer Blog, January 28, 2013
Wareham Woman Charged After Pedestrian is Hit by Vehicle in Taunton Crosswalk, Brockton Personal Injury Lawyer Blog, January 24, 2013
Framingham pedestrian hurt crossing Rte. 9, enterprisenews.com
MassDOT To Review Pedestrian Safety on Route 9, by Susan Petroni, Framingham Patch
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