Pedestrian Killed at Brockton District Court

According to a report in, a Navy veteran was killed in the parking lot of the Brockton District Court when an SUV backed up and dragged the victim about 200 feet before killing him.

Prosecutors tell The Enterprise that the driver has been charged with one count of motor vehicle homicide by negligent operation in connection with the June 1 death of John Buckley.

Authorities said the driver was backing into a parking spot at Brockton District Court when her vehicle jolted up a grass embankment, across a courthouse access road, and up a second embankment, before striking and dragging the 66-year-old Buckley.

The driver stayed at the scene until help arrived.

From a legal standpoint, there are several claims that will likely result result from this unfortunate crash as the victim’s family tries to cope with the loss. Incidents such as this typically involve claims for negligence, loss of consortium, wrongful death and emotional distress.

Curran & Desharnais handles all types of personal injury cases including: medical malpracticemotor vehicle accidents, motorcycle accidents, wrongful death and many other claims. We service clients throughout all of Massachusetts.

If you have a question about a case, contact attorney Joseph Curran of Curran & Desharnais, P.C. to discuss the situation and determine the next best steps, or call us directly at 781-331-3811.


Car Accidents, injury, pedestrian accidents, Personal Injury, wrongful death

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