A 38-year-old man was hospitalized at Tufts Medical Center in Boston after being hit by a car in Gloucester. According to reports, the man was walking along Maplewood Avenue in Gloucester when the crash happened on Oct. 31 around 6:45 p.m. The 38-year-old suffered life-threatening injuries and a brain injury in the crash and was flown to Tufts. He was still in critical condition as of Nov. 2.
The 27-year-old driver of the vehicle involved was reportedly arrested at the scene by Gloucester police after officers as well as fire and EMS responders got to the scene. The man was charged with failure to keep right and operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs. He was being held at the police department pending bail. Local authorities were continuing to investigate the crash with the assistance of the Massachusetts State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction team.
Auto-pedestrian accidents are often caused by a driver who fails to see a person crossing the street or walking along the side of the road. In some cases, it may be that the driver is texting and driving, adjusting radio controls or is otherwise distracted; and in others, the driver may be under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Talking to a personal injury attorney can help victims and their families better understand the legal options available for their particular situations.
Source: Gloucester Times, “Update: Pedestrian crash victim ID’d, remains hospitalized” Nov. 02, 2014