Pedestrian accident in Waltham, MA

According to a report by the Boston Globe and Boston.com, three Brandeis University students were struck by a car and seriously injured Sunday night while crossing South Street, which bisects the Waltham campus, police said.

The students — an 18-year-old man, 18-year-old woman, and 22-year-old woman — were in a crosswalk when they were hit by a car headed north, said Sergeant William Gallant of the Waltham Police Department.

Two of the victims had head injuries, Gallant said. The third victim was unconscious when responders arrived, he said. All three students were found in the roadway. The three were taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where they were in serious condition.

The driver, a 42-year-old man from Belmont, stopped at the scene, Gallant said.

He was heading north on South Street, a dark, curvy roadway running from one side of the university to the next, when the crash occurred about 6:25 p.m.

The cause of the crash remained under investigation, and Gallant said speed has not been ruled out as a factor. No charges had been filed against the driver, who was not named.

Police did not identify the victims Sunday night, and a spokeswoman for the university declined to comment.

No further information was immediately available.

According to the CDC, in 2010, 4,280
pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in the United States, and another
70,000 pedestrians were injured. This averages to one crash-related pedestrian
death every 2 hours, and a pedestrian injury every 8 minutes. Pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to
be killed in a car crash on each trip.

If you’ve been struck by a car or injured in a  motor vehicle accident, you may be able to recover for your injuries. Medical bills from accidents can easily exceed $10,000 and may even reach hundreds of thousands of dollars depending on the extent of the injuries and treatment required. Sometimes, people may suffer lost wages if they are forced to stay out of work due to an injury and in some cases people may be unable to return to their previous occupation, which may result in serious economic damages and financial harm. In certain cases, if someone has sustained injuries and cannot return to their trade or occupation, the use of an economist may be required to assist in evaluating the scope of any lost future earnings, which can be substantial.

If you’ve been involved in a motorcycle or motor vehicle accidentcontact attorney Joseph Curran of Curran & Desharnais, P.C. to discuss the situation and determine the next best steps, or call us directly at 781-618-3197.

Car Accidents, pedestrian accidents, Personal Injury

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