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Stoughton man recovering after being hit by car in Hingham

Posted by Jessica Bartlett  September 23, 2013 12:32 PM

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A 23-year-old Stoughton man is recovering after being hit by a car in Hingham on Friday.

According to police, the accident occurred on Lincoln Street (Route 3A) at approximately 10:47 p.m. near Bradley Woods Drive.

Police suspect that the man was walking south crossing Lincoln Street from Bradley Woods Drive when he was hit by a 2001 Pontiac Aztec. The Pontiac had been traveling West on Lincoln Street toward Weymouth in the left lane.

The car hit the pedestrian, throwing him up onto the hood, windshield, and part of the roof before the man landed further ahead of the car in the westbound lane. The car stopped immediately.

A nurse driving by stopped and began providing first aid to the pedestrian until paramedics arrived. Police said the pedestrian was unconscious at the scene.

The pedestrian was transported to South Shore Hospital in Weymouth by Hingham Fire Department Paramedics. He was released from the hospital Saturday morning.

Police said that Lincoln Street is a four-lane road that runs east to west with two lanes in each direction. The four-way intersection the pedestrian was struck on is controlled by a traffic signal and has a pedestrian button and crosswalk.

Despite this, the Pontiac had a green light at the time of the crash, and the pedestrian walk button was not activated. The speed limit for this area is 40 miles per hour.

Neither the driver of the car, a 42-year-old from Weymouth, nor his passenger, a 40-year-old woman from Weymouth, was injured. The Pontiac was towed from the scene.

Police have not released the names of anyone involved in the accident. The crash remains under investigation by Hingham Police.

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