The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention addressed what is common knowledge - that pedestrians are no match for vehicles when the two collide on roads. On any given day, approximately 430 pedestrians in the United States require Emergency Room treatment for injuries suffered in vehicular accidents.
As we usher in spring and warmer weather, it's important for drivers in Massachusetts to watch for motorcyclists, bicyclists and others who may be getting out on the roads.
On February 23, at 10:53 p.m., the driver of a dark colored four-door vehicle (which police say may have been a Toyota, Nissan or Honda), hit two pedestrians at 371 Park Avenue and fled the scene. One of the women struck by the driver suffered from serious injuries to her head, neck, arms and shoulders after the impact of the crash caused her to get tossed into the air. When the victim landed on the car's hood and fell to the ground, witnesses say the driver turned off the vehicle's headlights and drove away. The pedestrian was admitted to UMass Memorial Medical Center-University Campus in critical condition.
A new study indicates that headphones are posing a serious danger to pedestrians and drivers. In the past six years, serious injuries caused by pedestrian accidents have more than tripled due to blaring music in pedestrians' headphones, according to the new study.